ingrain

[v. in-greyn; adj., n. in-greyn] ,
verb (used with object)
1.
to implant or fix deeply and firmly, as in the nature or mind.
adjective
2.
ingrained; firmly fixed.
3.
(of fiber or yarn) dyed in a raw state, before being woven or knitted.
4.
made of fiber or yarn so dyed: ingrain fabric.
5.
(of carpets) made of ingrain yarn and so woven as to show a different pattern on each side; reversible.
noun
6.
yarn, wool, etc., dyed before manufacture.
7.
an ingrain carpet.
Also, engrain (for defs 1, 2).


Origin:
1760–70; orig. phrase (dyed) in grain (i.e., with kermes)


1. infuse, inculcate, imbue.
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ingrain or engrain
 
vb
1.  to impress deeply on the mind or nature; instil
2.  archaic to dye into the fibre of (a fabric)
 
adj
3.  variants of ingrained
4.  (of woven or knitted articles, esp rugs and carpets) made of dyed yarn or of fibre that is dyed before being spun into yarn
 
n
5.  a.  a carpet made from ingrained yarn
 b.  such yarn
 
[C18: from the phrase dyed in grain dyed with kermes through the fibre]
 
engrain or engrain (ˈɪnˌɡreɪn)
 
vb
 
adj
 
n
 
[C18: from the phrase dyed in grain dyed with kermes through the fibre]

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ingrain
1766, see engrain. Fig. use, of qualities, habits, etc., attested from 1851 (in ingrained).
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Example sentences
Sustainable agriculture in the semi arid tropics through biological nitrogen fixation ingrain legumes.
The aim was to ingrain the physical movements and thereby promote implicit learning.
The resulting insect fragments ingrain are also a major concern to millers.
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