|part of speech:
||a gradual wearing down or erosion as a result of friction.
- similar words:
||a gradual erosion of strength or morale.
They were now fighting a war of attrition.
||the gradual decrease in the membership of a group as a result of not replacing those who leave.
Due to attrition, the church congregation had dwindled to only one hundred members.
||decrease, loss, wear