Atrophy (verb, noun)
(v.) to weaken or waste away, especially from lack of use; (n.) 1. the weakening, decreasing, or degeneration of a muscle or part of the body; 2. any weakening or degenerative decline.
– NASA has done research on how astronauts can prevent their muscles from beginning to atrophy in the weightless environment of space.
– The couple’s love for each other had begun to atrophy, but hard times helped them remember how much they needed one another.
– When I broke my arm a few years ago, my muscles quickly atrophied while I was in a cast.
– This organization is in a state of atrophy; many of our best employees have left or are planning to retire.
(v.) weaken, degenerate, decline, diminish; (n.) weakening, degeneration
(v.) strengthen, grow; (n.) strengthening, growth
1. to enter someone’s property unlawfully; 2. to overstep boundaries; 3. to intrude on someone’s personal space or time
– The old man shouted at the boys not to trespass onto his property.
– My mother trespassed on my privacy when she read my diary.
– You have trespassed on my private time, and I’d like you to leave.
– We didn’t realize we were trespassing on someone’s land until we heard the dogs barking and running after us.
encroach, infringe, intrude, invade, offend