At*tri"tion (?), n. [L. attritio: cf. F. attrition.]
The act of rubbing together; friction; the act of wearing by friction, or by rubbing substances together; abrasion.
Effected by attrition of the inward stomach.
The state of being worn.
Grief for sin arising only from fear of punishment or feelings of shame. See Contrition.
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