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atrophies

verb
present tense third-person singular of atrophy

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to become worse or of less value
  • in the years following the closing of the last textile mill, the town atrophied

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“Atrophies.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/atrophies. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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