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atrophy

verb

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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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atrophy

noun

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The first known use of atrophy was in 1601

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“Atrophy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/atrophy. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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