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 \i-ˈnu̇r-mənt, -ˈnyu̇r\ 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
Recent Examples of inure from the Web
The stories of Yazidi refugees like him seem to show efforts by the Islamic State to create a new generation of fighters loyal to the group's ideology and inured to its extreme violence.
In 2012, a contractor was inured during an explosion at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center.
And while shock and sadness from the loss is palpable, the sheer frequency of the incidents has left financial markets largely inured to them, with fallout once measured in days now lasting just hours.
Police expect charges to be filed in a crash that killed one man and seriously inured another Monday when an 85-year-old Marietta driver struck them on the side of the road.
Lomakin’s portraits provide a visual record of how Ukrainians have been changed over the past three years, becoming at once wounded and disoriented, inured to the spectre of violence while trying to remain vigilant against it.
The driver of the SUV, Dustin D. Paulson, 35, and his passenger, Tonya M. Lyons, 40, both of Ellsworth, were not inured.
In the story, members of an entitled elite inured to societal injustices enter a mansion for a lavish dinner party and become psychologically trapped there.
Bell, as a good QA guy, is mostly inured to it all.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'inure.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of inure
Middle English enuren, from in ure customary, from putten in ure to use, put into practice, partial translation of Anglo-French mettre en ovre, en uevre
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
INURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inure for English Language Learners
: to cause (someone) to be less affected by something unpleasant : to cause (someone) to be less sensitive to something unpleasant
Legal Definition of inure
: to become of advantage —usually used in the phrase inure to the benefit of
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up inure? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).