Definition of inure
- children inured to violence
- policies that inure to the benefit of employees
Does violence on television inure children to violence in real life?
the hardship of army training inured her to the rigors of desert warfare
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: to cause (someone) to be less affected by something unpleasant : to cause (someone) to be less sensitive to something unpleasant
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