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entrain

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[ en-treyn ]
/ ɛnˈtreɪn /
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verb (used without object)
to go aboard a train.
verb (used with object)
to put aboard a train.
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Origin of entrain

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First recorded in 1880–85; en-1 + train

OTHER WORDS FROM entrain

en·train·er, noun

Other definitions for entrain (2 of 2)

entrain2
[ en-treyn ]
/ ɛnˈtreɪn /

verb (used with object)
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 entrain

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First recorded in 1560–70; from Middle French entrainer, equivalent to en- verb prefix + trainer “to drag, trail”; see en-1, train

OTHER WORDS FROM entrain

en·train·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for entrain (1 of 2)

entrain1
/ (ɪnˈtreɪn) /

verb
to board or put aboard a train

Derived forms of entrain

entrainment, noun

British Dictionary definitions for entrain (2 of 2)

entrain2
/ (ɪnˈtreɪn) /

verb (tr)
(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

Derived forms of entrain

entrainment, noun
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