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Inured Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(imp. & p. p.)Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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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]
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Dyfnad = n. what is inured
1. 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
(synonym) enured, hardened
(similar) tough, toughened
1. cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold"
(synonym) harden, indurate
(hypernym) habituate, accustom
(hyponym) callous, cauterize, cauterise
Inured Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In psychology, desensitization (also called inurement) is defined as the diminished emotional responsiveness to a negative or aversive stimulus after repeated exposure to it. It also occurs when an emotional response is repeatedly evoked in situations in which the action tendency that is associated with the emotion proves irrelevant or unnecessary. Desensitization is a process primarily used to assist individuals unlearn phobias and anxieties and was developed by psychologist Mary Cover Jones. John Wolpe (1958) developed a method of a hierarchal list of anxiety evoking stimuli in order of intensity, which allows individuals to undergo adaption. Although medication is available for individuals suffering from anxiety, fear or phobias, empirical evidence supports desensitization with high rates of cure, particularly in clients suffering from depression or schizophrenia.
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