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
: to accustom to accept something undesirable <children inured to violence>
: to become of advantage <policies that inure to the benefit of employees>
Examples of inure
Does violence on television inure children to violence in real life?
<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
Rhymes with inure
abjure, adjure, Adour, allure, amour, Ashur, assure, brochure, ceinture, cocksure, coiffure, conjure, contour, couture, demure, detour, dirt-poor, endure, ensure, faubourg, for sure, Fraktur, grandeur, gravure, guipure, hachure, immure, impure, insure, kultur, land-poor, langur, ligure, manure, mature, mohur, obscure, parure, perdure, procure, rondure, secure, siddur, tambour, tandoor, tenure, Uighur, unmoor, velour, velure
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