ingrained

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adjective in·grained \ˈin-ˌgrānd, (ˌ)in-ˈgrānd\
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engrained

Definition of ingrained

  1. 1 :  worked into the grain or fiber

  2. 2 :  forming a part of the essence or inmost being :  deep-seated ingrained prejudice

ingrainedly

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engrainedly

\ˈin-ˌgrā-nəd-lē, ˈin-ˌgrānd-lē, (ˌ)in-ˈgrā-nəd-lē, -ˈgrānd-\ adverb

Examples of ingrained in a sentence

  1. These attitudes are very deeply ingrained in the culture.

  2. her deeply ingrained distrust of all authority

1599

First Known Use of ingrained

1599


INGRAINED Defined for English Language Learners

ingrained

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adjective in·grained \ˈin-ˌgrānd, (ˌ)in-ˈgrānd\

Definition of ingrained for English Language Learners

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



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