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attrit

destroy an enemy with large amounts of troops or firepower; reduce something in size or strength; to wear down by attrition
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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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attrit

(əˈtrɪt)
vb (tr) , -trits, -tritting or -tritted
1. to wear down or dispose of gradually
2. to kill
Also : attrite
[C18: back formation from attrition]
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attrit


Past participle: attritted
Gerund: attritting

Imperative
attrit
attrit
Present
I attrit
you attrit
he/she/it attrits
we attrit
you attrit
they attrit
Preterite
I attritted
you attritted
he/she/it attritted
we attritted
you attritted
they attritted
Present Continuous
I am attritting
you are attritting
he/she/it is attritting
we are attritting
you are attritting
they are attritting
Present Perfect
I have attritted
you have attritted
he/she/it has attritted
we have attritted
you have attritted
they have attritted
Past Continuous
I was attritting
you were attritting
he/she/it was attritting
we were attritting
you were attritting
they were attritting
Past Perfect
I had attritted
you had attritted
he/she/it had attritted
we had attritted
you had attritted
they had attritted
Future
I will attrit
you will attrit
he/she/it will attrit
we will attrit
you will attrit
they will attrit
Future Perfect
I will have attritted
you will have attritted
he/she/it will have attritted
we will have attritted
you will have attritted
they will have attritted
Future Continuous
I will be attritting
you will be attritting
he/she/it will be attritting
we will be attritting
you will be attritting
they will be attritting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been attritting
you have been attritting
he/she/it has been attritting
we have been attritting
you have been attritting
they have been attritting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been attritting
you will have been attritting
he/she/it will have been attritting
we will have been attritting
you will have been attritting
they will have been attritting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been attritting
you had been attritting
he/she/it had been attritting
we had been attritting
you had been attritting
they had been attritting
Conditional
I would attrit
you would attrit
he/she/it would attrit
we would attrit
you would attrit
they would attrit
Past Conditional
I would have attritted
you would have attritted
he/she/it would have attritted
we would have attritted
you would have attritted
they would have attritted
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Translations

attrit

[əˈtrɪt] VT attrite [əˈtraɪt] VTdesgastar, agotar
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Grant gave up his costly frontal assaults on fortified Rebel positions and slowly attritted Lee's combat power.
The polymers were mechanically attritted individually in pure form or mixed and mechanically alloyed at various compositions (~30, 50, and 70% PET by weight) with a SPEX 6750 Mixer/Mill.
As Table 2 shows, more than 20 percent of the students had left the New York City public school system (attritted) either to attend other public schools or private schools, and the attritters are significantly less likely to be black and more likely to be white.
You can study RFM segments over time to get an idea of how segments of customers migrate (e.g., what percentage of customers buy again in a specific period of time and therefore migrate back up to become recent buyers; the ones that do not buy again will keep getting older and older until they are attritted from your database).
For users interested also in single mothers' behavior before 1985, there is the problem that single mothers who attritted prior to 1985 will be differentially selected out.