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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: ure 'usual practice' (15-18 centuries), from Old French uevre 'work, practice', from Latin opera 'works'

inure

verb
     
in‧ure

inure somebody to something

phrasal verb
to make someone become used to something unpleasant, so that they are no longer upset by it:
Nurses soon become inured to the sight of suffering.

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