inure

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in·ure

verb \i-ˈnr, -ˈnyr\

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

in·uredin·ur·ing

Full Definition of INURE

transitive verb
:  to accustom to accept something undesirable <children inured to violence>
intransitive verb
:  to become of advantage <policies that inure to the benefit of employees>
in·ure·ment \-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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