Synonyms of atrophy in English:

atrophy


See definition of atrophy

verb

1‘the body parts which are no longer required gradually atrophy’

SYNONYMS

waste away, waste, become emaciated, wither, shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, become shrunken, dry up, decay, wilt

decline, deteriorate, degenerate, grow weak, weaken, become debilitated, become enfeebled

ANTONYMS

strengthen

2‘in the final few days, the Labour campaign atrophied’

SYNONYMS

peter out, taper off, tail off, dwindle, deteriorate, decline, wane, fade, fade away, fade out, give in, give up, give way, crumble, disintegrate, collapse, slump, go downhill, draw to a close, subside

be neglected, be abandoned, be disregarded, be forgotten

ANTONYMS

flourish


noun

1‘they located the gene that causes muscular atrophy’

SYNONYMS

wasting, wasting away, emaciation, withering, shrivelling, shrivelling up, shrinking, drying up, wilting, decaying, decay

declining, deteriorating, deterioration, degenerating, degeneration, weakening, debilitation, enfeeblement

ANTONYMS

strengthening