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The process of atrophying or state of having atrophied
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“Muscles deteriorate in microgravity conditions; significant muscle atrophy has been seen in humans after only five days in space.”
The act of making very lean
To decline or deteriorate in state
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“In addition, your muscles might atrophy and you could have trouble walking.”
Gradually decline in effectiveness or vigour due to underuse or neglect
“Not surprisingly, the social skills of children atrophy when they watch television instead of playing.”
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