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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Inure \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
He . . . did inure them to speak little. --Sir T.
Inured and exercised in learning. --Robynson
The poor, inured to drudgery and distress. --Cowper.
"Here the fortune of the day turned, and all things
became adverse to the Romans; the place deep with ooze,
sinking under those who stood, slippery to such as
advanced; their armor heavy, the waters deep; nor could
they wield, in that uneasy situation, their weighty
javelins. The barbarians on the contrary, were inured
to encounter in the bogs, their persons tall, their
spears long, such as could wound at a distance." In
this morass the Roman army, after an ineffectual
struggle, was irrecoverably lost; nor could the body of
the emperor ever be found. Such was the fate of Decius,
in the fiftieth year of his age; . . . --Gibbon
Fall of the
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