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enure (ɪˈnjʊə Pronunciation for enure

Definitions

verb

  1. a variant spelling of inure

Derived Forms

enˈurement noun

inure or enure (ɪˈnjʊə Pronunciation for )

Definitions

verb

  1. (transitive; often passive) often foll by to to cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate
  2. (intransitive) (esp of a law, etc) to come into operation; take effect

Derived Forms

inuredness, enuredness (ɪˈnjʊərɪdnɪs Pronunciation for  noun
inˈurement, enˈurement noun

Word Origin

C15 enuren to accustom, from ure use, from Old French euvre custom, work, from Latin opera works, plural of opus

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