What does the word atrophy mean?

Usage examples for atrophy

  1. There is an atrophy of the will, for Chopin can neither propose nor fly from Warsaw. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  2. Or, lastly, if it is his soul, it must inevitably atrophy, drop off in ruin and decay. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond

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