[ en-trencht ]
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  1. firmly or solidly established; placed in a position of strength: One of the most firmly entrenched ideas of masculinity is that men don't cry.

  2. surrounded by trenches dug for defensive purposes: Government troops had finally been forced to abandon their entrenched positions, making them vulnerable to ground attack.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of entrench.

Origin of entrenched


Other words from entrenched

  • un·en·trenched, adjective

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