Synonyms of attrition


1. abrasion, attrition, corrasion, detrition, erosion, eroding, eating away, wearing, wearing away

usage: erosion by friction

2. grinding, abrasion, attrition, detrition, friction, rubbing

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

3. attrition, contrition, contriteness, sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness

usage: sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation

4. attrition, decrease, lessening, drop-off

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

5. attrition, friction, detrition, rubbing

usage: the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction

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