deep-seated

adjective deep-seat·ed \ ˈdēp-ˈsē-təd \

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 Defined for English Language Learners

deep-seated

Definition of deep-seated for English Language Learners

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



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