- Meaning – A wasting or decrease in size of a body organ, tissue, or part owing to disease, injury, or lack of use.
- Synonyms – waste away, dwindle, decline, deteriorate, decay, wither, degenerate.
- Antonyms – strengthen, flourish, generate.
- Usage –
- Spinal muscular atrophy is a degenerative condition which is untreatable.
- If you let your mind stagnate, this talent will atrophy.