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Word of the Day 5/1/14 Inure

Inure (verb)
in·ure [in-yoor, ih-noor]


verb (used with object), in·ured, in·ur·ing.
1. to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate (usually followed by to): inured to cold.

verb (used without object), in·ured, in·ur·ing.
2. to come into use; take or have effect.
3. to become beneficial or advantageous.

Also, enure.

Can be confused: inhere.

Origin: 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



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