attrit[ə-trĭtˈ] also at·trite [ə-trītˈ]
also at·tritetransitive verb at·trit·ted also at·trit·ed, at·trit·ting also at·trit·ing, at·trits also at·trites
- To lose (personnel, for example) by attrition.
- To destroy or kill (troops, for example) by use of firepower: “Pro-active counterattacks are a useful way to attrit the enemy” (John H. Cushman, Jr.)
Origin: Back-formation from attrition.