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>
inurementplay \-mənt\ noun
Examples of inure in a sentence
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 and Etymology 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
Legal Definition of inure
: to become of advantage —usually used in the phrase inure to the benefit of
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