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    atrophy

    atrophy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word atrophy

    Definition
    (noun) a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
    Synonyms : wasting , wasting away
    Definition
    (noun) any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
    Synonyms : withering
    Definition
    (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

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

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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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.

he lost his muscle became weak wasted his time then he won a+trophy

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

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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