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grained

[greynd] /greɪnd/
adjective
1.
having, reduced to, consisting of, or bearing grain or grains (usually used in combination):
fine-grained sand; large-grained rice.
2.
having a granular form, structure, or surface:
wood and other grained materials.
3.
having an artificially produced granular texture or pattern:
grained kid.
4.
marked by a particular quality (usually used in combination):
tough-grained journalism.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; grain + -ed3
Related forms
grainedness
[greynd-nis, grey-nid-] /ˈgreɪnd nɪs, ˈgreɪ nɪd-/ (Show IPA),
noun
nongrained, adjective
ungrained, adjective
well-grained, adjective
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