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attrition

noun

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  1. a gradual weakening, loss, or destruction <took the machinery out of operation since attrition had led to the main mechanism's breaking> Synonyms corrosion, erosion, undermining, wasteRelated Words breakdown, decay, decomposition, disintegration, dissolutionNear Antonyms gain, increaseAntonyms buildup




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