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Definition of "inure" [in•ure]

  • To habituate to something undesirable, especially by prolonged subjection; accustom: "Though the food became no more palatable, he soon became sufficiently inured to it” ( John Barth). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inure" in a sentence
  • "He also expressed “increasing doubts regarding the benefits which would inure to the West.”"
  • "Subject to the foregoing limitation, this Agreement will be binding upon, inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the parties and their respective successors and assigns."
  • "It could specify that time in the United States under this visa would not inure towards time for cancellation of removal."