attrite

attrite

[uh-trahyt]
adjective
1.
Also, attrited. worn by rubbing or attrition.
verb (used with object), attrited, attriting.
2.
to make smaller by attrition.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin attrītus rubbed against, rubbed away, worn away (past participle of atterere), equivalent to at- at- + trī- (variant stem of terere to rub) + -tus past participle suffix

attriteness, noun
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