Dictionary Results for attrition

1. attrition - noun

· erosion by friction

Synonym(s): abrasion, corrasion, detrition

Hypernym(s): erosion, eroding, eating_away, wearing, wearing_away

2. attrition - noun

· the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice

Synonym(s): grinding, abrasion, detrition

Hypernym(s): friction, rubbing

3. attrition - noun

· sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation

Synonym(s): contrition, contriteness

Hypernym(s): sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness

4. attrition - noun

· a wearing down to weaken or destroy; "a war of attrition"

Hypernym(s): decrease, lessening, drop-off

5. attrition - noun

· the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction

Hypernym(s): friction, detrition, rubbing

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