transitive verbat·trit·ted, at·trit·ting, at·trits, or at·trit·ed at·trit·ing
To weaken or reduce in number by stress or military action: “attriting enemy forces faster than they could be replaced” ( Lewis Sorley )
Origin of attritBack-formation from attrition
(third-person singular simple present attrits, present participle attritting, simple past and past participle attritted)
Back-formation from attrition.