inure definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To habituate to one thing unwanted, particularly by extended subjection; accustom: "Although food became no further palatable, he shortly became adequately inured to it” ( John Barth).
    • to use used; to coach; to control; to utilize or accustom till use offers little if any pain or inconvenience; to solidify; to habituate; to apply constantly.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To pass into usage; to take or have result; become used; to serve towards use or advantage of.
  • others:
    • To establish by usage; put in workout or work; insure.
    • to make use of; adapt; qualify; practise; exercise; ply.
    • To toughen or harden by exercise; deaden the sensibility of; accustom; habituate: followed by to.
    • to pass through being used; simply take or have result; be used; become available or serviceable: since, the land will inure towards the heirs, or even the advantage of the heirs.
    • in-law, to devolve as the right.
  • verb:
    • cause to just accept or be hardened to; habituate

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