Thesaurus

atrophy

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of atrophy

  1. to become worse or of less value in the years following the closing of the last textile mill, the town atrophied Synonyms of atrophy deteriorate, crumble, decay, decline, degenerate, descend, devolve, ebb, regress, retrograde, rot, sink, worsenWords Related to atrophy abate, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, recede, wane; break down, corrupt, decompose, degrade, dilapidate, disintegrate, molder, putrefy; sour, spoil; lessen, lower, reduce; debilitate, undermine; droop, fail, fall, flag, lag, languish, run down, sag, slip, waste (away), weaken, wiltNear Antonyms of atrophy better, upgrade; enhance, enrich, fortify, heighten, intensify, strengthen; advance, develop, march, proceed, progressAntonyms of atrophy ameliorate, improve, meliorate


Learn More about atrophy


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up atrophy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!