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ingrained

[in-greynd, in-greynd]
adjective
1.
firmly fixed; deep-rooted; inveterate: ingrained superstition.
2.
wrought into or through the grain or fiber.
Also, engrained.


Origin:
1590–1600; ingrain + -ed2

ingrainedly [in-grey-nid-lee, -greynd-] , adverb
ingrainedness, noun
uningrained, adjective
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ingrained or engrained (ɪnˈɡreɪnd)
 
adj
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
 
adj
 
ingrainedly or engrained
 
adv
 
engrainedly or engrained
 
adv
 
in'grainedness or engrained
 
n
 
en'grainedness or engrained
 
n

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ingrain
1766, see engrain. Fig. use, of qualities, habits, etc., attested from 1851 (in ingrained).
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