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ingrained


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  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}] 




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