- to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate (usually followed by to): inured to cold.
- to come into use; take or have effect.
- to become beneficial or advantageous.
Origin of inure
Examples from the Web for inuring
The frequent viewing, though, introduces a problem that rubbernecking never had—the dulling and inuring effects of repetition.Kevin Ware’s Broken Leg Will Live On in the Annals of Grisly Injuries
April 1, 2013
After inuring them to fatigue, and drilling them thoroughly in the exercises of battle, he commenced his career.The Empire of Russia
John S. C. Abbott
Occasional deprivation of food or exposure to cold, was considered a highly efficacious test for inuring them to endurance.Bushido, the Soul of Japan
It is inuring men to war and filling them with a passionate resolve never to suffer war again.War and the Future
H. G. Wells
He had used his methods, and they had failed, inuring only to the advantage of Santa Anna and Mexico.The Texan Star
Joseph A. Altsheler
- (tr; often passive often foll by to) to cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate
- (intr) (esp of a law, etc) to come into operation; take effect
Word Origin and History for inuring
early 15c., in ure "in practice," from obsolete ure "work, practice, exercise, use," probably from Old French uevre, oeuvre "work," from Latin opera (see opus). Related: Inured; inuring.