At"ro*phy (#), n. [L. atrophia, Gr. ; priv. + to nourish: cf. F. atrophie.]

A wasting away from want of nourishment; diminution in bulk or slow emaciation of the body or of any part.



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At"ro*phy, v. t. [p. p. Atrophied (#).]

To cause to waste away or become abortive; to starve or weaken.


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At"ro*phy, v. i.

To waste away; to dwindle.


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