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atrophyverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈæt.rə.fi/
(of a ​part of the ​body) to be ​reduced in ​size and ​thereforestrength, or, more ​generally, to ​becomeweaker: After several ​months in a ​hospitalbed, my ​legmuscles had atrophied. In the 1980s, ​theirpoliticalpowergradually atrophied (= ​becameweaker).
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