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PCAT vocabulary: atrophy

Definition of atrophy (verb) - to shrink; to degenerate; to reduce

Atrophied; Atrophied; Atrophying

Example sentences with this word:
  • The atrophy of the muscles was due to the injury.
  • A few months after he lost his ability to walk, his legs began to atrophy.
  • Muscles atrophy if they are not used.

Appears in following categories: GMAT, GRE, PCAT, MCAT