inure

[ in-yoo r, ih-noo r ]
/ ɪnˈyʊər, ɪˈnʊər /

verb (used with object), in·ured, in·ur·ing.

to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate (usually followed by to): inured to cold.

verb (used without object), in·ured, in·ur·ing.

to come into use; take or have effect.
to become beneficial or advantageous.
Also enure.

Origin of inure

1480–90; v. use of phrase in ure, en ure in use, customary < Anglo-French en ure in use, at work, equivalent to en in + ure < Latin opera, plural of opus work; compare French oeuvre

OTHER WORDS FROM inure

in·ur·ed·ness [in-yoo r-id-nis, ih-noo r-, in-yoo rd-, ih-noo rd-] /ɪnˈyʊər ɪd nɪs, ɪˈnʊər-, ɪnˈyʊərd-, ɪˈnʊərd-/, nounin·ure·ment, nounun·in·ured, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH inure

inhere inure
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British Dictionary definitions for inure

inure

enure

/ (ɪˈnjʊə) /

verb

(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

Derived forms of inure

inuredness or enuredness (ɪˈnjʊərɪdnɪs), nouninurement or enurement, noun

Word Origin for inure

C15 enuren to accustom, from ure use, from Old French euvre custom, work, from Latin opera works, plural of opus
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