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.

 

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In*ure", v. i.

To pass into use; to take or have effect; to be applied; to serve to the use or benefit of; as, a gift of lands inures to the heirs.

[Written also enure.]

 

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