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inure

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verb in·ure \i-ˈnu̇r, -ˈnyu̇r\

Simple Definition of inure

  • : to cause (someone) to be less affected by something unpleasant : to cause (someone) to be less sensitive to something unpleasant

Full Definition of inure

in·uredin·ur·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to accustom to accept something undesirable <children inured to violence>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become of advantage <policies that inure to the benefit of employees>

in·ure·ment play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of inure

  1. Does violence on television inure children to violence in real life?

  2. <the hardship of army training inured her to the rigors of desert warfare>



Origin of inure

Middle English enuren, from in ure customary, from putten in ure to use, put into practice, part translation of Anglo-French mettre en ovre, en uevre


First Known Use: 15th century



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