attrite

adjective

at·​trite
ə‧ˈtrīt,
a‧ˈ-
: having attrition

Word History

Etymology

Latin attritus, past participle of atterere to rub against, rub away, from ad- + terere to rub

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of attrite was in the 15th century

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“Attrite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/attrite. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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