Origin of attrition
OTHER WORDS FROM attritionat·tri·tion·al, adjectiveat·tri·tive [uh-trahy-tiv], /əˈtraɪ tɪv/, adjectivein·ter·at·tri·tion, noun
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How to use attrition in a sentence
Some of the performance in 2020 can be attributed to the injury bug and attrition that ravaged the offensive line, and the lack of spring practice and pandemic-affected fall camp couldn’t have helped.Oklahoma State Football Is Trying To Reach New Heights With A Familiar Game Plan|Richard Johnson|June 25, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
A permanent war of attrition will, in the long run, be hugely damaging for both sides.Will Harry and Meghan Markle’s Baby Daughter Lead to a Royal Reconciliation?|Tom Sykes|June 6, 2021|The Daily Beast
The brutality and attrition of cycling is, of course, what makes it so thrilling to follow, but it can also evoke the deadly days of Formula 1 in the 1960s and 1970s, which prompted drivers like Jackie Stewart to demand better safety precautions.
Our attrition rate in all the countries that we operate is half of that of the national average.How Leena Nair, Unilever’s Head of HR, Sees the Future of Work in a Post-Pandemic World|Suyin Haynes|May 23, 2021|Time
There is more reason to marvel, a welcome balance to a season-long deluge of attrition and fatigue.As this strange NBA season starts to get good, the Wizards are suddenly doing the same|Jerry Brewer|April 22, 2021|Washington Post
It is not a decisive war, with a single, signature victory, but a war of attrition.
But there is no consensus about what the attrition of ISIS looks like.
The past two months have been a war of attrition between the Hong Kong government and pro-democracy protestors.
Sen. Rand Paul has called for the “attrition if not an outright elimination of the IRS.”
Following the attrition of heavy industry in the 1980s, the income gap across the United Kingdom has grown substantially.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
River sand is frequently used, but is not so good as pit sand on account of the particles being rubbed smooth by attrition.
When arising from rough friction or attrition, they are more commonly called abrasions.
How charming, how delightful, how inspiring is the eloquence which is kindled by the attrition of gifted minds!Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII|John Lord
Anti-attrition, an′ti-at-trish′on, n. anything which counteracts attrition or friction—also figuratively.
Neither of them had the slightest traces of gangue, or vein-matter, nor of attrition in being removed from the parent beds.