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engrain


engrain


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Engrain  \En*grain"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Engrained};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Engraining}.]  [Pref.  en-  +  grain.  Cf  {Ingrain}.] 
  1.  To  dye  in  grain,  or  of  a  fast  color.  See  {Ingrain}. 
 
  Leaves  engrained  in  lusty  green.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  incorporate  with  the  grain  or  texture  of  anything  to 
  infuse  deeply.  See  {Ingrain}. 
 
  The  stain  hath  become  engrained  by  time.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  3.  To  color  in  imitation  of  the  grain  of  wood;  to  grain.  See 
  {Grain},  v.  t.,  1.