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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Attrition


ATTRI'TION, noun

1. Abrasion; the act of wearing by friction, or rubbing substances together.

the change of aliment is effected by the attrition of the stomach.

2. the state of being worn.

3. with divines, grief for sin arising from fear of punishment; the lowest degree of repentance.