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inure

[in-yoo r, ih-noo r] /ɪnˈyʊər, ɪˈnʊər/
verb (used with object), inured, inuring.
1.
to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate (usually followed by to):
inured to cold.
verb (used without object), inured, inuring.
2.
to come into use; take or have effect.
3.
to become beneficial or advantageous.
Also, enure.
Origin
1480-1490
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
Related forms
inuredness
[in-yoo r-id-nis, ih-noo r-, in-yoo rd-, ih-noo rd-] /ɪnˈyʊər ɪd nɪs, ɪˈnʊər-, ɪnˈyʊərd-, ɪˈnʊərd-/ (Show IPA),
noun
inurement, noun
uninured, adjective
Can be confused
inhere, inure.
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British Dictionary definitions for un inured

inure

/ɪˈnjʊə/
verb
1.
(transitive; often passive) often foll by to. to cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate
2.
(intransitive) (esp of a law, etc) to come into operation; take effect
Derived Forms
inuredness, enuredness (ɪˈnjʊərɪdnɪs) noun
inurement, enurement, noun
Word Origin
C15 enuren to accustom, from ure use, from Old French euvre custom, work, from Latin opera works, plural of opus
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Word Origin and History for un inured

inure

v.

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.

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