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atrophy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word atrophy

(noun) a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
Synonyms : wasting , wasting away

(noun) any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
Synonyms : withering

(verb) undergo atrophy
Example Sentence
  • Muscles that are not used will atrophy

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for atrophy

One who works hard all the time can win a trophy but one who WASTES time n doesn't work hard cannot(A) win the TROPHY
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by BNS

a TRophy is wasted after it is won as it is kept for a long time nt used
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by ranjanron

A + trophy; Even after many years of practice, he didn't win a trophy, so that was just wastage of his energy.
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by raani

He always dreamt of winning A Trophy,but did not work for it. So, he ATROPHied(wasted) his time and got an ATROPHY(weak muscle) instead of a trophy.
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by aunik

he lost his muscle became weak wasted his time then he won a+trophy
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the word is pronounced like "at+your+feet" So picture something withering away or decaying and falling at your feet. For a more bizarre image picture yourself decaying
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by CrysClear

if a part of your body or sth else become ATROPHIED, it is no longer used and u can gift it away as TROPHY
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by melancholica

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