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grained

[ greynd ]
/ greɪnd /
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adjective

having, reduced to, consisting of, or bearing grain or grains (usually used in combination): fine-grained sand; large-grained rice.
having a granular form, structure, or surface: wood and other grained materials.
having an artificially produced granular texture or pattern: grained kid.
marked by a particular quality (usually used in combination): tough-grained journalism.

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Origin of grained

First recorded in 1520–30; grain + -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM grained

grained·ness [greynd-nis, grey-nid-], /ˈgreɪnd nɪs, ˈgreɪ nɪd-/, nounnon·grained, adjectiveun·grained, adjectivewell-grained, adjective
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