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What does "attrition" mean?

What is the definition of attrition?

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1: sorrow for one's sins that arises from a motive other than that of the love of God

2: the act of rubbing together : friction; also: the act of wearing or grinding down by friction

3: the act of weakening or exhausting by constant harassment, abuse, or attack <a war of attrition>

4: a reduction in numbers usually as a result of resignation, retirement, or death <a company with a high rate of attrition>

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