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inured


  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inured 
  adj  :  made  tough  by  habitual  exposure;  "hardened  fishermen";  "a 
  peasant,  dark,  lean-faced,  wind-inured"-  Robert  Lynd; 
  "our  successors...may  be  graver,  more  inured  and 
  equable  men"-  V.S.Pritchett  [syn:  {enured},  {hardened}] 




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