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What is another word for attrition?

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The process of wearing away, typically by friction
“The formation of the soil has apparently been a work of time, and the result of the gradual attrition of the solid materials composing the crust of this globe.”
The act or state of applying, or being subjected to, friction
“The attrition of the surface, producing a loose layer, provides the most favorable condition for the ready removal of the soil by water.”
The process of reducing something's strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure
“He wasn't the only Nittany Lions player to suffer an injury in what became a game of physical attrition.”
Sorrow for one's sins, typically falling short of contrition
“He is feeling attrition for his past sins, his heart breaking into pieces for sins committed which he thinks will send his soul to hell.”
Physical damage caused to something
A (typically self-imposed) punishment or reparation for a sinful act or wrongdoing
The amount by which something is made smaller, less, or lower
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The use of an excessive amount of words to express oneself
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