verb (used with object), at·trit·ted, at·trit·ting.
- to wear down (an opposing military force) by numerical superiority in troops or firepower.
verb -trits, -tritting or -tritted US slang (tr)
- to wear down or dispose of gradually
- to kill
1956, U.S. Air Force back-formation from Attrited; attriting.which attained currency during the Vietnam War. (A 17c. attempt at a verb produced ). Related: