attrited


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at·trit

 (ə-trĭt′)
tr.v. at·trit·ted, at·trit·ting, at·trits or at·trit·ed or 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 ).

[Back-formation from attrition.]
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Adj.1.attrited - worn by rubbing or frictionattrited - worn by rubbing or friction    
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
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3 Million Gross Dealer Concession ("GDC"); 1,144 Total Advisors Attrited, Representing $65.
We examined whether attrition causes systematic discrepancy of some of the relevant variables for observations that have attrited in later years, as opposed to the ones that have not, by conducting Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney tests.
We examine the possibility of remaining nonrandom attrition bias by comparing prevalence rates of the seven A2 disorders collected in Wave I between respondents who (1) attrited between Waves I and II and (2) completed both waves.
We consider servicemembers to have attrited if they leave for any negative reason, including drug or alcohol use, personality disorder, fraudulent entry, or misconduct (regardless of when the loss occurred).
While a foreign terrorist organization attrited in this manner has not been eliminated, its capacity to attack US interests will be severely degraded until it is able to reconstitute itself.
Lose access to a base or have a single MSC support ship attrited out, and we have a game-changer.
Dispersion with titanate can be defined as the total deagglomeration or exfoliation of the insoluble inorganic or organic particulate to the attrited level of the particulate by the formation of atomic monolayers on the particulate's interface, resulting in the complete displacement of water and air voids by the organic binder phase to form a continuous inorganic/organic matrix.
Conversely, the enemy was limited to ground action only, and that by an already attrited force without the heavy weapons to threaten seriously the redeploying forces.
At the same time we've attrited somewhere between 30 and 40% of his main ground forces, his ground force capabilities.
At the same time we've attrited somewhere between 30% and 40% of his main ground forces, his ground force capabilities.
At the same time we've attrited somewhere between 30 per cent and 40 per cent of his main ground forces, his ground force capabilities.
While the rhetoric from al Qaeda confirms the intent to inflict harm on the United States and other Western countries, careful analysis reveals a fractured extremist group whose core leadership has been significantly attrited and whose capabilities have been vastly degraded.