[ uh-trit ]
/ əˈtrɪt /
verb (used with object), at·trit·ted, at·trit·ting.
to wear down (an opposing military force) by numerical superiority in troops or firepower.
Origin of attrit
First recorded in 1750–60; back formation from attrition
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British Dictionary definitions for attrit
/ (əˈtrɪt) /
verb -trits, -tritting or -tritted US slang (tr)
to wear down or dispose of gradually
Word Origin for attrit
C18: back formation from attrition
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