from The Century Dictionary.
- Involving attrition or wearing away by attrition: as, “subjected to some further attritive process,”
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- adjective Causing
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Attrition does give attritive /əˈtraɪtɪv/ but OED notes this as a rare word.
The consulting detective was also pleased with the discussion; his eyes glinted like the sparks of attritive flint; and though his sips were dainty, as befitted a gentleman savoring the fruit of Bacchus, the sips were frequent and exuberant.
The appearance was such as to impart no inadequate idea of the vast attritive power of ocean in wearing down the land.
The projecting edge of some fossil-charged bed had been struck, mayhap, by an iceberg, and dashed into ruins, just as the subsiding land had brought the spot within reach of the attritive ice; and the broken heap thus detached had been shortly afterwards covered up, without mixture of any other deposit, by the red boulder-clay.
The reader, by passing half a bushel of the common shells of our shores through a barley-mill, as a preliminary operation in the process, and by next subjecting the broken fragments thus obtained to the attritive influence of the waves on some storm-beaten beach for a twelvemonth or two, as a finishing operation, may produce, when he pleases, exactly such a water-worn shelly debris as mottles the blue boulder-clays of Caithness.
you get the feeling that their idea of fighting inst like the idiot west whose jus belum puts every battle into an attritive one?
a portion of the previously-crushed materials seems to have been subjected to some further attritive process, like that through which, in the mill, the broken grain is ground down into meal or flour.