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Ingrained Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    ingrained 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, implanted, planted]
Ingrained Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Ingrain \In"grain`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ingrained; p. pr. & vb. n. Ingraining.] [Written also engrain.]
  1. To dye with or in grain or kermes.
  2. To dye in the grain, or before manufacture.
  3. 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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