[ uh-trahyt ]
/ əˈtraɪt /
Also at·trit·ed. worn by rubbing or attrition.
verb (used with object), at·trit·ed, at·trit·ing.
to make smaller by attrition.
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Origin of attrite
1615–25; < Latin attrītus rubbed against, rubbed away, worn away (past participle of atterere), equivalent to at- at- + trī- (variant stem of terere to rub) + -tus past participle suffix
OTHER WORDS FROM attriteat·trite·ness, noun
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