to cause (as a person) to become filled or saturated with a certain quality or principle <the journalism professor has long ingrained his students with a deep respect for their chosen profession> Related Words animate
to produce a vivid impression of <the third-world privation he had witnessed forever ingrained itself upon the young doctor's memory>
to set solidly in or as if in surrounding matter <tried to ingrain traditional values in their children>
Variants of INGRAIN
ingrain also engrain
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