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ingrains

verb
variants: also engrains
present tense third-person singular of ingrain

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1 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

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2 to produce a vivid impression of
  • the third-world privation he had witnessed forever ingrained itself upon the young doctor's memory

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3 to set solidly in or as if in surrounding matter
  • tried to ingrain traditional values in their children

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“Ingrains.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ingrains. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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