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[en-greyn] ,
verb (used with object), adjective
ingrain ( defs 1, 2 ).
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engrain (ɪnˈɡreɪn)
a variant spelling of ingrain

ingrained or engrained (ɪnˈɡreɪnd)
1.  deeply impressed or instilled: his fears are deeply ingrained
2.  (prenominal) complete or inveterate; utter: an ingrained fool
3.  (esp of dirt) worked into or through the fibre, grain, pores, etc
engrained or engrained
ingrainedly or engrained
engrainedly or engrained
in'grainedness or engrained
en'grainedness or engrained

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Word Origin & History

M.E., originally "dyed in grain," from Fr. graine "seed of a plant," also "cochineal" (the source of the dye was thought to be berries), thus "fast-dyed." Later associated with grain in the sense of "the fiber of a thing." Related: Engrained.
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Example sentences
It is so engrained in them that they must give that one correct answer.
In other words, the focus on working the system for maximum economic benefit is
  so engrained it has almost become heredity.
Scotch is pretty deeply engrained into the people, but among the gentry it is
  receding shockingly.
Yet the engrained belief in self-reliance and small government remains as well.
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