Atrophy in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Atrophy

to weaken in ability or function

Examples of Atrophy in a sentence

It was hard to watch my mother atrophy as she experienced the weakening disease of Alzheimer’s. 🔊

According to researchers, the lack of exercise causes muscles to atrophy and become feeble. 🔊

The use of cocaine can impair heart functioning and atrophy brain cells. 🔊

When Janice stopped practicing the piano, her musical skills started to atrophy. 🔊

Students who rely on the Internet for research purposes soon discover their manual research skills have begun to atrophy. 🔊

Since Jim’s muscles started to atrophy while he was in a coma, he had to retrain them to walk again. 🔊

When the gang leader died, his organization’s hold on the city began to atrophy as other gangs moved into the area. 🔊

Because I have been wearing a boot that keeps my foot immobile, my ankle muscles have started to atrophy from nonuse. 🔊

The bullet in Jack's head is causing his brain to atrophy. 🔊

As the cancer spreads through the lungs, it will cause respiratory functions to atrophy. 🔊

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