attrit(redirected from attritted)
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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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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vb (tr) , -trits, -tritting or -trittedAlso : attrite
1. to wear down or dispose of gradually
2. to kill
[C18: back formation from attrition]
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Past participle: attritted
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