at·​trit·​ed ə-ˈtrī-təd How to pronounce attrited (audio)
: worn by attrition

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And Russia's backup plan, redeploying its attrited forces to seize more territory in Ukraine's east and south, is by all accounts going haltingly and may not succeed, either. Peter Weber, The Week, 16 May 2022 The council restored $318,000 of that money to continue weekly yard waste and recycling — and added $238,000 in savings by eliminating a wet-dry recycling contract for downtown brown carts, as well as $58,000 from an attrited position. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, 25 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1691, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of attrited was in 1691

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Cite this Entry

“Attrited.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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