adjective at·trite \ə‧ˈtrīt, a‧ˈ-\

Definition of attrite

  1. :  having attrition

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Origin and Etymology of attrite

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

First Known Use: 15th century

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to cast off or become cast off

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