- 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 inured
They are experienced with the grim side of husbandry, but they are not inured to it.‘Luck’ Runs Out: If Horses Die While Cameras Roll, You Must Quit
March 16, 2012
Inured as I had been by circumstances to bad smells, this conquered me.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
He looked at us with the patience of one inured to bourgeois comment.Pipefuls
All were in middle life, strong, rugged, and inured to hardship.The Hunters of the Ozark
Edward S. Ellis
You have suffered so much before that your soul must now be inured to misfortune.Lucretia Borgia
From early youth I was inured to a certain degree of painfulness in the lesson.The King's Mirror
- (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 inured
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.