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Word definitions for attrit in dictionaries

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1956, U.S. Air Force back-formation from attrition which attained currency during the Vietnam War. (A 17c. attempt at a verb produced attrite ). Related: Attrited ; attriting .

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
vb. To wear down through attrition, especially mechanical attrition

Usage examples of attrit.

Somehow, later, exhausted and dismayed by these sapping, abrasive, attriting episodes, they came to a sort of truce.

Billy Beane was fond of saying, "and what's being attrited is pitchers' arms.

Mob rule and general looting in the main disbursement centers had kept armed authority busy and attrited until the militia finally vanished into the disturbances it had been sent to quell.