Definition of 'attrition'
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He would never know how he managed it, but somehow he swarmed down the ladder fast enough to avoid any further attrition from above. THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)Like Marijke, Petra was also single, another damaged survivor of the attrition of their career on relationships. THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)But Raglan would entertain no way of dislodging the Russians other than patient attrition. ANTI-ICE (2002)
Trends of 'attrition'
Used Occasionally. attrition is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'attrition'
British English: attrition NOUN
Attrition is a process in which you steadily reduce the strength of an enemy by continually attacking them.
The rebels have declared a cease-fire in their war of attrition against the government.
Definition of attrition from the Collins English Dictionary
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