verb (used with or without object), at·ro·phied, at·ro·phy·ing.
Origin of atrophy
Related Words for atrophyingdim, abate, ebb, dwindle, subside, atrophy, wither, decrease, fade, slacken, shrink, weaken, blow, exhaust, drain, consume, lavish, deplete, dissipate, lose
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noun plural -phies
verb -phies, -phying or -phied
Word Origin for atrophy
"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).
1822 (implied in atrophied), from atrophy (n.). Related: Atrophying.