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inure


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inure  \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. 
  North. 
 
  Inured  and  exercised  in  learning.  --Robynson 
  (More's 
  Utopia). 
 
  The  poor,  inured  to  drudgery  and  distress.  --Cowper. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inure  \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}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inure 
  v  :  cause  to  accept  or  become  hardened  to  habituate;  "He  was 
  inured  to  the  cold"  [syn:  {harden}] 




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