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definition of the word inure

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Middle English, Back-formation from enured, customary; from "in ure": "in", "in"; see "in" 1 + "ure", use (from Old French "euvre", "uevre", work); from Latin "opera", activity associated with work (See op- in Indo-European Roots). This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.

Infinitive
to inure

Third person singular
inures

Simple past
inured

Past participle
inured

Present participle
inuring

to inure (third-person singular simple present inures, present participle inuring, simple past and past participle inured)

  1. To become accustomed to something unpleasant by prolonged exposure.
  2. To take effect, or to benefit someone. In property law, the term means "to vest". For example, Jim buys a beach house that includes the right to travel across the neighbor's property to get to the water. That right of way is said, cryptically, "to inure to the benefit of Jim".

- Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World, 1996

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