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inure

[in-yoor, ih-noor]
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:
1480–90; 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

inuredness [in-yoor-id-nis, ih-noor-, in-yoord-, ih-noord-] , noun
inurement, noun
uninured, adjective

inhere, inure.
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inure or enure (ɪˈnjʊə)
 
vb (often foll by to)
1.  to cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate
2.  (intr) (esp of a law, etc) to come into operation; take effect
 
[C15 enuren to accustom, from ure use, from Old French euvre custom, work, from Latin opera works, plural of opus]
 
enure or enure
 
vb
 
[C15 enuren to accustom, from ure use, from Old French euvre custom, work, from Latin opera works, plural of opus]
 
inuredness or enure
 
n
 
enuredness or enure
 
n
 
in'urement or enure
 
n
 
en'urement or enure
 
n

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inure
c.1420, in ure "in practice," from obsolete ure "work, practice, exercise, use," probably from O.Fr. uevre, oeuvre "work," from L. opera (see opus).
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