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Because I'd like to see if the atrophying of your brain has furnished any compensations.

Nevertheless, seen in the perspective of history, they are survivals, atrophying and disappearing.

WORD ORIGIN

"a wasting away through lack of nourishment," 1620s (atrophied is from 1590s), from French atrophie, from Late Latin atrophia, from Greek atrophia "a wasting away," noun of state from atrophos "ill-fed, un-nourished," from a- "not" + trophe "nourishment," from trephein "to fatten" (see -trophy).

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