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attrit

destroy an enemy with large amounts of troops or firepower; reduce something in size or strength; to wear down by attrition
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at·trit

 (ə-trĭt′)
tr.v. at·trit·ted, at·trit·ting, at·trits or at·trit·ed or at·trit·ing
To weaken or reduce in number by stress or military action: "attriting enemy forces faster than they could be replaced" (Lewis Sorley ).

[Back-formation from attrition.]
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attrit

(əˈtrɪt)
vb (tr) , -trits, -tritting or -tritted
1. to wear down or dispose of gradually
2. to kill
Also : attrite
[C18: back formation from attrition]
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attrit


Past participle: attritted
Gerund: attritting

Imperative
attrit
attrit
Present
I attrit
you attrit
he/she/it attrits
we attrit
you attrit
they attrit
Preterite
I attritted
you attritted
he/she/it attritted
we attritted
you attritted
they attritted
Present Continuous
I am attritting
you are attritting
he/she/it is attritting
we are attritting
you are attritting
they are attritting
Present Perfect
I have attritted
you have attritted
he/she/it has attritted
we have attritted
you have attritted
they have attritted
Past Continuous
I was attritting
you were attritting
he/she/it was attritting
we were attritting
you were attritting
they were attritting
Past Perfect
I had attritted
you had attritted
he/she/it had attritted
we had attritted
you had attritted
they had attritted
Future
I will attrit
you will attrit
he/she/it will attrit
we will attrit
you will attrit
they will attrit
Future Perfect
I will have attritted
you will have attritted
he/she/it will have attritted
we will have attritted
you will have attritted
they will have attritted
Future Continuous
I will be attritting
you will be attritting
he/she/it will be attritting
we will be attritting
you will be attritting
they will be attritting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been attritting
you have been attritting
he/she/it has been attritting
we have been attritting
you have been attritting
they have been attritting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been attritting
you will have been attritting
he/she/it will have been attritting
we will have been attritting
you will have been attritting
they will have been attritting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been attritting
you had been attritting
he/she/it had been attritting
we had been attritting
you had been attritting
they had been attritting
Conditional
I would attrit
you would attrit
he/she/it would attrit
we would attrit
you would attrit
they would attrit
Past Conditional
I would have attritted
you would have attritted
he/she/it would have attritted
we would have attritted
you would have attritted
they would have attritted
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Translations

attrit

[əˈtrɪt] VT attrite [əˈtraɪt] VTdesgastar, agotar
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The reconnaissance element identifies indicators to answer the commander's PIR, conducts calls for fire, and attrits the enemy force.
As SUAS enables fires and maneuver across the formation, units attrit enemy forces faster with less risk to forces through indirect fires and they achieve a more rapid destruction of the enemy through well-informed maneuver.
[[Delta].sub.it] = 0-1 indicator variable that takes a value of one if individual i attrits (namely is not interviewed) in year t.
[[Delta].sub.i(t+1)] = indicator variable signaling individual i attrits in year t + 1;
For example, if the youth who attrit tend to be the low earners in the population, then the earnings distributions based on the NLSY will suggest greater growth over time than actually occurs because the lower tail of the distribution will thin due to the systematic loss of its members.
[Mathematical Expression Omitted] = 0-1 indicator variable that equals one if any of the [[Delta].sub.ij] = 1 for j [less than or equal to] t - 1, which signifies that individual i attrited in a past year and returned to become a member of the sample again before the last available interview date in 1991.
The second set of rows (percentage of attriters who never return) show that of the persons who attrit in the early years, around 10 to 25 percent are never seen again by 1991.
For the population at large listed in the first column (labeled "All"), individuals aged 18-20 who are in school are 8 percentage points less likely to attrit in the subsequent year than their nonemployed counterparts, and employed persons are 3 percentage points less likely to attrit; the in-school difference is significant at the 5 percent level.
This implies that persons dropping out of high school are no more likely to attrit than those remaining in high school.
* School attendance is not linked to attrition for women in high school and college, with the exception of Black women participating in college (ages 18-20) who are less likely to attrit than their nonemployed contemporaries.
* Men reentering the NLSY - of all ages, educational attainments, and race-ethnicity - are less likely to work upon their return than are sample members who have never attrited.
* Women returnees typically work less and earn less than women who have never attrited;