how to pronounce atrophy


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atrophy is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of atrophy in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… muscular atrophy another congenital …”

meanings of atrophy


  1. To cause to waste away or become abortive; to starve or weaken.
  2. To wither or waste away.


  1. A reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease, injury or lack of use.

atrophy frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word atrophy occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics atrophy can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that atrophy can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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