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English Definitionto wither; to dry up (of a plant); to atrophy (of muscle, social custom etc)
Simplified Script萎缩
Traditional Script萎縮
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (动) verb, (不及物的动) intransitive verb
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(形) As an adjective
  1. Atrophic.
  2. (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use.
(名) As a noun
  1. The act of becoming less.
  2. Any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use).
  3. A decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse.
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