Saturday, December 21, 2013

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[in-yoor, ih-noor]
verb, in·ured, in·ur·ing.

verb (used with object)
1. to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate (usually followed by to ): inured to cold.
verb (used without object)
2. to come into use; take or have effect.
3. to become beneficial or advantageous.

Also, enure

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
Related forms
in·ur·ed·ness [in-yoor-id-nis, ih-noor-, in-yoord-, ih-noord-], noun
in·ure·ment, noun
un·in·ured, adjective

Can be confused: inhere, inure.


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