Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Ingrained'
Ingrained Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
adj : (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted;
firmly fixed or held; "deep-rooted prejudice";
"deep-seated differences of opinion"; "implanted
convictions"; "ingrained habits of a lifetime"; "a
deeply planted need" [syn: deep-rooted, deep-seated,
- Ingrain \In"grain`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ingrained; p. pr. &
vb. n. Ingraining.] [Written also engrain.]
- To dye with or in grain or kermes.
- To dye in the grain, or before manufacture.
- To work into the natural texture or into the mental or moral constitution of; to stain; to saturate; to imbue; to infix deeply. Our fields ingrained with blood. --Daniel. Cruelty and jealousy seem to be ingrained in a man who has these vices at all. --Helps.
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