lack of tone; atony.
Pathology. lack of tone or energy; muscular weakness, especially in a contractile organ. Phonetics. lack of stress accent. noun (pathol) lack of normal tone or tension, as in muscles; abnormal relaxation of a muscle (phonetics) lack of stress or accent on a syllable or word atony at·o·ny (āt’ə-nē, āt’n-ē) or a·to·ni·a (ā-tō’nē-ə) n. Lack of […]
to make amends or reparation, as for an offense or a crime, or for an offender (usually followed by for): to atone for one’s sins. to make up, as for errors or deficiencies (usually followed by for): to atone for one’s failings. Obsolete. to become reconciled; agree. to make amends for; expiate: He atoned his […]
on or at the . on the of: atop the flagpole. Contemporary Examples atop her head sat an upturned, dented little metal bucket—recycling turned into millinery. Paris Fashion Week: Redefining Femininity at Comme des Garçons and Rick Owens Robin Givhan September 29, 2012 Ilyumzhinov, a former governor of the Russian province of Kalmikya, has been […]
atopen atopen at·o·pen (āt’ə-pən, -pěn’) n. An agent that causes an atopic reaction.