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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).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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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
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inure[ɪnˈjʊəʳ] VT (= accustom) → acostumbrar, habituar (to a) to be inured to sth → estar acostumbrado or habituado a algo
to become inured to sth → acostumbrarse or habituarse a algo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
to inure to → immuniser contre, vacciner contre
to become inured to sth [+ pressure, hardship] → devenir immunisé contre qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
inure[ɪnˈjʊəʳ] vt to inure (to) → assuefare (a)
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