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
Bell, as a good QA guy, is mostly inured to it all.
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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 century
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
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