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inure

[ in-yoor, ih-noor ]
/ 瑟n藞y蕣蓹r, 瑟藞n蕣蓹r /
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verb (used with object), in路ured, in路ur路ing.
to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate (usually followed by to): inured to cold.
verb (used without object), in路ured, in路ur路ing.
to come into use; take or have effect.
to become beneficial or advantageous.
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Also en路ure [en-yoor, -oor] /蓻n藞y蕣蓹r, -藞蕣蓹r/ .

Origin of inure

First recorded in 1480鈥90; verb use of phrase in ure, en ure 鈥渋n use, customary,鈥 from Anglo-French en ure 鈥渋n use, at work,鈥 equivalent to en in + ure (from Latin opera, plural of opus ) 鈥渨ork鈥; compare French oeuvre

OTHER WORDS FROM inure

in路ur路ed路ness [in-yoor-id-nis, ih-noor-, in-yoord-, ih-noord-], /瑟n藞y蕣蓹r 瑟d n瑟s, 瑟藞n蕣蓹r-, 瑟n藞y蕣蓹rd-, 瑟藞n蕣蓹rd-/, nounin路ure路ment, nounun路in路ured, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH inure

inhere, inure
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British Dictionary definitions for inure

inure

enure

/ (瑟藞nj蕣蓹) /

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 (瑟藞nj蕣蓹r瑟dn瑟s), 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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