attrite


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at•trite

(əˈtraɪt)

adj., v. -trit•ed, -trit•ing. adj.
1. Also, at•trit′ed. worn by rubbing or attrition.
v.t.
2. to reduce by attrition.
[1615–25; < Latin attrītus, past participle of atterere to rub against, wear away =at- at- + terere to rub]
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