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Meaning of INURE

Pronunciation:  in'yûr

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold"

INURE is a 5 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: harden, indurate
 See Also: accustom, brace oneself for, callous, cauterise, cauterize, habituate, prepare for, steel oneself against, steel onself for



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In*ure"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inured}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Inuring}.] [From pref. in- in + ure use, work. See {Ure}
    use, practice, {Opera}, and cf. {Manure}.]
    To apply in use; to train; to discipline; to use or accustom
    till use gives little or no pain or inconvenience; to harden;
    to habituate; to practice habitually. ``To inure our prompt
    obedience.'' --Milton.
          He . . . did inure them to speak little. --Sir T.
          Inured and exercised in learning.        --Robynson
          The poor, inured to drudgery and distress. --Cowper.
  2. \In*ure"\, v. i.
    To pass into use; to take or have effect; to be applied; to
    serve to the use or benefit of; as, a gift of lands inures to
    the heirs. [Written also {enure}.]
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accustom, adapt, adjust, break, break in, brutalize, callous, case harden, condition, confirm, discipline, domesticate, domesticize, establish, familiarize, fix, gentle, habituate, harden, housebreak, indurate, naturalize, orient, orientate, ossify, season, steel, tame, train, use, wont