deep-seated

adjective
deep-seat·​ed | \ ˈdēp-ˈsē-təd How to pronounce deep-seated (audio) \

Definition of deep-seated

1 : situated far below the surface a deep-seated inflammation
2 : firmly established a deep-seated tradition

First Known Use of deep-seated

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Deep-seated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deep-seated. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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deep-seated

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English Language Learners Definition of deep-seated

: existing for a long time and very difficult to change : firmly established

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