- 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 inurement
Historical Examples of inurement
This may apparently be explained as being based on inurement.
Children, on account of their high natural warmth, are the proper subjects for inurement to cold.Aristotle and Ancient Educational Ideals
Suffering, like everything else, becomes much more bearable with inurement to it.Psychotherapy
James J. Walsh
- (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 for inure
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.