- to go aboard a train.
- to put aboard a train.
Origin of entrain1
- Chemistry. (of a substance, as a vapor) to carry along (a dissimilar substance, as drops of liquid) during a given process, as evaporation or distillation.
- (of a liquid) to trap (bubbles).
- Meteorology. to transfer (air) into an organized air current from the surrounding atmosphere (opposed to detrain).
Origin of entrain2
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Examples from the Web for entrain
In reply to this the Russians were ordered to at once entrain.The Traitors</p>
E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
The frills are now all over and it is get ready to entrain and cross over to France.The Red Watch
J. A. Currie
Eventually, on the 8th, orders were received to entrain the next day.
"Let them entrain with our boys, sir," suggested the kindly Anzac major.A Lively Bit of the Front
Percy F. Westerman
He found to his disappointment that only by returning to Madras could he entrain for Beypore.A Bottle in the Smoke
- to board or put aboard a train
- (of a liquid or gas) to carry along (drops of liquid, bubbles, etc), as in certain distillations
- to disperse (air bubbles) through concrete in order to increase its resistance to frost
- zoology to adjust (an internal rhythm of an organism) so that it synchronizes with an external cycle, such as that of light and dark
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Word Origin and History for entrain
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