to go aboard a train.
to put aboard a train.
- en·train·er, noun
Other definitions for entrain (2 of 2)
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).
- en·train·ment, noun
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How to use entrain in a sentence
Some is entrained in permafrost at the poles, and more may have retreated underground, in aquifers where the water would be liquid at least for some parts of the Martian year.
So when we’re in sync, many of the rhythms of our brains and bodies entrain—heart and respiration rates, certain brain wave patterns.We’re More of Ourselves When We’re in Tune with Others - Issue 104: Harmony | Kevin Berger | July 21, 2021 | Nautilus
Either way, the fact that the planet may be so heavily hydrated does not, alas, mean much for the possibility of Martian life, since the water molecules are entrained in the rocks and clay, not percolating in free-standing underground pools.Mars Has Much More Water Than Previously Known—But There's a Catch | Jeffrey Kluger | March 16, 2021 | Time
Those collisions provide the heat to convert hydroxyl molecules to water molecules, but those molecules are then entrained within microscopically small glass beads also created by the collisions.NASA Found More Water On the Moon—But Don't Plan On Having a Sip Any Time Soon | Jeffrey Kluger | October 26, 2020 | Time
There was a general rush to the stores after dinner, as we hear we are to entrain for Pretoria to-morrow.In the Ranks of the C.I.V. | Erskine Childers
Orders were received for the Regiment to entrain for Machadodorp for the purpose of garrisoning the railway blockhouses.The Record of a Regiment of the Line | M. Jacson
Perhaps some soldiers are going along to a place of meeting, where they expect to entrain for the front.Motor Boat Boys Down the Danube | Louis Arundel
Nobody came to the hotel to inform them when the unit was to entrain.Ruth Fielding In the Red Cross | Alice B. Emerson
The men, their kitbags already packed and their equipment on, rapidly began to entrain in the waiting troop trains.Australia in Arms | Phillip F.E. Schuler
British Dictionary definitions for entrain (1 of 2)
to board or put aboard a train
- entrainment, noun
British Dictionary definitions for entrain (2 of 2)
(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
- entrainment, noun
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