atrophy

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atrophy(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (medicine)
a. atrofiarse
The wings of these island birds atrophied until they eventually lost the power of flight.Las alas de estos pájaros isleños se atrofiaron hasta finalmente perdieron la capacidad de volar.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to decline)
a. atrofiarse
I felt my brain was atrophying through lack of stimulation.Sentía que mi cerebro se atrofiaba por falta de estimulación.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (medicine)
a. atrofiar
The period of enforced immobility in the hospital has atrophied his mucles.El periodo de inmovilidad forzada en el hospital atrofió sus músculos.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to cause to decline)
a. atrofiar
The teaching methods that were adopted succeeded in atrophying the skills the country most needed.Los métodos de enseñanza que se adoptaron consiguieron atrofiar las habilidades que más necesitaba el país.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
5. (medicine)
a. la atrofia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The physical therapist drew up a program of exercise to prevent muscular atrophy.La fisioterapeuta elaboró un programa de ejercicios para evitar la atrofia muscular.
6.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(decline)
a. la atrofia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
With no new talent or ideas coming forward, the organization was suffering general atrophy.Como no surgían nuevos talentos o ideas, la organización sufría una atrofia generalizada.
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atrophy
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. atrofiarse
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atrophy [ˈætrəfɪ]
noun
(Med) atrofia (f)
intransitive verb
atrofiarse
transitive verb
atrofiar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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