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ingrain


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ingrain  \In"grain`\  (?;  277),  a.  [Pref.  in-  in  +  grain  kermes. 
  See  {Engrain},  {Grain}.] 
  1.  Dyed  with  grain,  or  kermes.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  Dyed  before  manufacture,  --  said  of  the  material  of  a 
  textile  fabric;  hence  in  general,  thoroughly  inwrought; 
  forming  an  essential  part  of  the  substance. 
 
  {Ingrain  carpet},  a  double  or  two-ply  carpet. 
 
  {Triple  ingrain  carpet},  a  three-ply  carpet. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ingrain  \In"grain`\,  n. 
  An  ingrain  fabric,  as  a  carpet. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ingrain 
  v  1:  thoroughly  work  in  "His  hands  were  grained  with  dirt"  [syn: 
  {grain}] 
  2:  make  a  deep  and  indelible  impression  on  someone  [syn:  {impress}, 
  {instill}] 




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