前缀at-同ad-. -tri,同turn, 转，磨。
前缀at-同ad-. tune, 曲调。指舞曲一致。
- attrition: see throw
- attrition (n.)
- 1540s, "abrasion, a scraping," from Latin attritionem (nominative attritio), literally "a rubbing against," noun of action from past participle stem of atterere "to wear, rub away," figuratively "to destroy, waste," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + terere "to rub" (see throw (v.)). The earliest sense in English is from Scholastic theology (late 14c.), "sorrow for sin merely out of fear of punishment," a minor irritation, and thus less than contrition. The sense of "wearing down of military strength" is a World War I coinage (1914). Figurative use by 1930.
- 1. It was a war of attrition .
- 2. They're trying to stop the attrition of their rights.
- 3. The long war of attrition exhausted the strength of both countries.
- 4. The rebels have declared a ceasefire in their war of attrition against the government.
- 5. The company plans to cut a quarter of its workforce over six years through natural attrition and fewer hirings.
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