"attrition" Definition

  1. n. The act of rubbing together; friction; the act of wearing by friction, or by rubbing substances together; abrasion.
  2. n. The state of being worn.
  3. n. Grief for sin arising only from fear of punishment or feelings of shame. See Contrition.

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Position in dictionary: 7423 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n.,
Words that start with "attrition": 1
Words that end with "attrition": 2
Words that contain "attrition": 2
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English Dictionary Definition of attrition

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