attrition

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attrition

noun decrease, disintegration, dwindling, erosion, fading, falling off, lessening, waning, wearing away
See also: erosion
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Jacinto also called on the NPA 'to launch more and more tactical offensives, combining multiple attritive actions with well-chosen and well-planned annihilative blows against the fascist Armed Forces of the Philippines /PNP/paramilitary troops' as the Duterte government intensified its counter-revolutionary moves.
Once there was--Do you mark how the wistaria, sun-impacted on this wall here, distills and penetrates this room as though (light-unimpeded) by secret and attritive progress from mote to mote of obscurity's myriad components?
Attritive bargaining and indefinite war are what's left.