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entrenched

[ en-trencht ]
/ ɛnˈtrɛntʃt /
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adjective
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.
surrounded by trenches dug for defensive purposes: Government troops had finally been forced to abandon their entrenched positions, making them vulnerable to ground attack.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of entrench.
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OTHER WORDS FROM entrenched

un·en·trenched, adjective
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