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in·urealso 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 Indo-European roots).]
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
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]
Past participle: inured
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|Verb||1.||inure - cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold"|
brace oneself for, prepare for, steel oneself against, steel onself for - prepare mentally or emotionally for something unpleasant