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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
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
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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
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