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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : made tough by habitual exposure; "hardened fishermen"; "a
            peasant, dark, lean-faced, wind-inured"- Robert Lynd;
            "our successors...may be graver, more inured and
            equable men"- V.S.Pritchett [syn: enured, hardened]