in·ure /ɪˈnʊr, ˈnjʊr/
In·ure v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inured p. pr. & vb. n. Inuring.] 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.”
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.
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.]
v : cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was
inured to the cold" [syn: harden, indurate]