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ingrained

[in-greynd, in-greynd] /ɪnˈgreɪnd, ˈɪnˌgreɪnd/
adjective
1.
firmly fixed; deep-rooted; inveterate:
ingrained superstition.
2.
wrought into or through the grain or fiber.
Also, engrained.
Origin of ingrained
1590-1600
1590-1600; ingrain + -ed2
Related forms
ingrainedly
[in-grey-nid-lee, -greynd-] /ɪnˈgreɪ nɪd li, -ˈgreɪnd-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
ingrainedness, noun
uningrained, adjective

ingrain

[v. in-greyn; adj., n. in-greyn] /v. ɪnˈgreɪn; adj., n. ˈɪnˌgreɪn/
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)
Synonyms
1. infuse, inculcate, imbue.
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  • He wanted to stalk out, but ingrained discipline chained him to the spot.

    Man of Many Minds E. Everett Evans
  • It is ingrained in them, they only sink from it to cover their natural instincts of infidelity.

    Man and Maid Elinor Glyn
  • Perhaps it is no better than an ingrained and superstitious habit.

    American Sketches Charles Whibley
  • The idea of the squeeze seems to be ingrained in the Chinese.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • The chieftain's self-confidence was so ingrained and deeply set that he could not doubt his own triumph.

    The Phantom of the River Edward S. Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for ingrained

ingrained

/ɪnˈɡreɪnd/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
ingrainedly, engrainedly (ɪnˈɡreɪnɪdlɪ) adverb
ingrainedness, engrainedness, noun

ingrain

verb (transitive) (ɪnˈɡreɪn)
1.
to impress deeply on the mind or nature; instil
2.
(archaic) to dye into the fibre of (a fabric)
adjective (ˈɪnˌɡreɪn)
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
noun (ˈɪnˌɡreɪn)
5.
  1. a carpet made from ingrained yarn
  2. such yarn
Word Origin
C18: from the phrase dyed in grain dyed with kermes through the fibre
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Word Origin and History for ingrained

ingrain

v.

1766, see engrain. Figurative use, of qualities, habits, etc., attested from 1851 (in ingrained). Of dyed carpets, etc., 1766, from in grain.

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