Attrition
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Attrition [uh-trish-uhn]

NOUN

NOUN

  • Reduction in number or strength.

  • The process of reducing something's strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure.

  • Wearing away by friction; abrasion.

Example

“They wanted my organization to wear down by attrition.” 

“The picture shows the attrition of the teeth.” 

Synonyms

Erosion, Debilitation, Weakening, Enfeebling, Attenuation, Sapping, Harrying

Antonyms

Building, Strengthening, Encouraging, Nourishing, Reinforcing, Underpin, Intensifying

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