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Atrophy

Meaning: The wasting away of the body due to defective nutrition or the withering of a part of the body due to nerve damage

Apr 10, 2015 11:38 IST
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Atrophy: Noun 

Pronunciation: A-truh'-fee 

Meaning: The wasting away of the body due to defective nutrition or the withering of a part of the body due to nerve damage

Usage/Example:

The college student suffered from intellectual atrophy which was caused by the habitual use of hallucinogenic drugs.

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