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synonyms for atrophy

  • degeneration
  • decline
  • degeneracy
  • deterioration
  • diminution
  • downfall
  • downgrade
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antonyms for atrophy

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  • ascent
  • betterment
  • development
  • improvement
  • increase
  • rise
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How to use atrophy in a sentence

Zolgensma—which treats spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic disease that damages nerve cells, leading to muscle decay—is currently the most expensive drug in the world.
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Their bodies begin to atrophy from malnourishment, and daily tasks like getting water or checking traps become much more of a struggle.
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Their weakness and pallor and mental atrophy and irregular heartbeats were in his mind akin to the etiolation of plants deprived of sunlight.
THE ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION THAT CHANGED MODERN MEDICINEJULIAN SANCTONMAY 12, 2021TIME
Those skills often remain undeveloped in modern societies because we can compensate for their atrophy through sophisticated technology.
HAS TECHNOLOGY MADE US WORSE HUNTERS?BY HENRY BUNN/OUTDOOR LIFEOCTOBER 27, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The atrophy in my legs is terrible from taking so much time off, so it will be a tough recovery.
HOW TO SUCK LESS AT … SKATEBOARDINGEUGENE ROBINSONOCTOBER 19, 2020OZY
But a prolonged use of the visual mechanism tends to hypertrophy—or atrophy, as the eyes of deep-sea fishes show.
CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGYHANS GROSS
And to one of his class, there are many forces ever present to atrophy such simple, wholesome power of loving.
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We may therefore conclude that its atrophy, like its development, takes place from before backwards.
THE WORKS OF FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR, VOLUME 1FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR
In stage L it is still fairly large in the tail, though it has begun to atrophy anteriorly.
THE WORKS OF FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR, VOLUME 1FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR
It is less developed than before, but is still present up to the period of the atrophy of the head-kidney.
THE WORKS OF FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR, VOLUME 1FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR
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