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atrophy

US [ˈætrəfi]
UK ['ætrəfɪ]
  • n.【医学】萎缩症;【生物学】衰退;退缩;生长停止
  • v.(使)萎缩;(使)虚脱
  • Web退化;肌肉萎缩;肌萎缩
Past Participle:atrophied  Present Participle:atrophying  Simple Present:atrophies  
atrophy
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n.
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萎缩the condition of losing flesh, muscle, strength, etc. in a part of the body because it does not have enough blood
The cultural life of the country will sink into atrophy unless more writers and artists emerge.
如果没有更多的作家和艺术家出现,这个国家的文化生活将衰退。
v.
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萎缩;衰退if a part of the bodyatrophies , it becomes weak because it is not used or because it does not have enough blood
Memory can atrophy through lack of use.
记忆力不常使用就会衰退。

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