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in·ure

also en·ure (ĭn-yo͝or′)
tr.v. in·ured, in·ur·ing, in·ures also en·ured or en·ur·ing or en·ures
To habituate to something undesirable, especially by prolonged subjection; accustom: "Though the food became no more palatable, he soon became sufficiently inured to it" (John Barth).

[Middle English, back-formation from enured, customary, from in ure : in, in; see in1 + ure, use (from Old French euvre, uevre, work, from Latin opera, activity associated with work; see op- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]

in·ure′ment n.

inure

(ɪˈnjʊə) or

enure

vb
1. (often foll by: to) to cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate
2. (Law) (intr) (esp of a law, etc) to come into operation; take effect
[C15 enuren to accustom, from ure use, from Old French euvre custom, work, from Latin opera works, plural of opus]
inuredness, enuredness n
inˈurement, enˈurement n

in•ure

(ɪnˈyʊər, ɪˈnʊər)

v. -ured, -ur•ing. v.t.
1. to toughen or harden by use or exposure; accustom; habituate (usu. fol. by to): inured to cold.
v.i.
2. to come into use; take or have effect.
3. to become beneficial or advantageous.
[1480–90; v. use of phrase in ure, en ure in use, customary]
in•ure′ment, n.

inure


Past participle: inured
Gerund: inuring

Imperative
inure
inure
Present
I inure
you inure
he/she/it inures
we inure
you inure
they inure
Preterite
I inured
you inured
he/she/it inured
we inured
you inured
they inured
Present Continuous
I am inuring
you are inuring
he/she/it is inuring
we are inuring
you are inuring
they are inuring
Present Perfect
I have inured
you have inured
he/she/it has inured
we have inured
you have inured
they have inured
Past Continuous
I was inuring
you were inuring
he/she/it was inuring
we were inuring
you were inuring
they were inuring
Past Perfect
I had inured
you had inured
he/she/it had inured
we had inured
you had inured
they had inured
Future
I will inure
you will inure
he/she/it will inure
we will inure
you will inure
they will inure
Future Perfect
I will have inured
you will have inured
he/she/it will have inured
we will have inured
you will have inured
they will have inured
Future Continuous
I will be inuring
you will be inuring
he/she/it will be inuring
we will be inuring
you will be inuring
they will be inuring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inuring
you have been inuring
he/she/it has been inuring
we have been inuring
you have been inuring
they have been inuring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inuring
you will have been inuring
he/she/it will have been inuring
we will have been inuring
you will have been inuring
they will have been inuring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inuring
you had been inuring
he/she/it had been inuring
we had been inuring
you had been inuring
they had been inuring
Conditional
I would inure
you would inure
he/she/it would inure
we would inure
you would inure
they would inure
Past Conditional
I would have inured
you would have inured
he/she/it would have inured
we would have inured
you would have inured
they would have inured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.inure - cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold"
callous, cauterise, cauterize - make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
brace oneself for, prepare for, steel oneself against, steel onself for - prepare mentally or emotionally for something unpleasant
accustom, habituate - make psychologically or physically used (to something); "She became habituated to the background music"

inure

verb
To make familiar through constant practice or use:
Translations

inure

[ɪnˈjʊəʳ] VT (= accustom) → acostumbrar, habituar (to a) to be inured to sthestar acostumbrado or habituado a algo
to become inured to sthacostumbrarse or habituarse a algo

inure

[ɪˈnjʊər] vt
to inure to → immuniser contre, vacciner contre
to become inured to sth [+ pressure, hardship] → devenir immunisé contre qch

inure

vtgewöhnen (→ to an +acc); (physically) → abhärten (to gegen); (to danger) → stählen (to gegen); to become inured to somethingsich an etw (acc)gewöhnen; (physically) to dangersich gegen etw abhärten/stählen

inure

[ɪnˈjʊəʳ] vt to inure (to)assuefare (a)
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