inure

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪˈnjʊər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪnˈjʊr, ɪˈnʊr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(in yŏŏr, i nŏŏr)

Inflections of 'inure' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
inures
v 3rd person singular
inuring
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
inured
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
inured
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•ure /ɪnˈyʊr, ɪˈnʊr/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object + to + object], -ured, -ur•ing. 
  1. to toughen by use or exposure;
    accustom:He was inured to the cold.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•ure  (in yŏŏr, i nŏŏr),USA pronunciation v.,  -ured, -ur•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden;
    habituate (usually fol. by to):inured to cold.

v.i. 
  1. to come into use;
    take or have effect.
  2. to become beneficial or advantageous.
Also,  enure.  in•ur•ed•ness  (in yŏŏr, i nŏŏr),USA pronunciation n.  in•urement, n. 
  • Latin opera, plural of opus work; compare French oeuvre
  • Anglo-French en ure in use, at work, equivalent. to en in + ure
  • verb, verbal use of phrase in ure, en ure in use, customary 1480–90

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
inure, enure /ɪˈnjʊə/ vb
  1. (tr; often passive) often followed by to: to cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate
  2. (intransitive) (esp of a law, etc) to come into operation; take effect
Etymology: 15th Century enuren to accustom, from ure use, from Old French euvre custom, work, from Latin opera works, plural of opus

inˈurement, enˈurement n
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