to implant or fix deeply and firmly, as in the nature or mind.
ingrained; firmly fixed.
(of fiber or yarn) dyed in a raw state, before being woven or knitted.
made of fiber or yarn so dyed: ingrain fabric.
(of carpets) made of ingrain yarn and so woven as to show a different pattern on each side; reversible.
yarn, wool, etc., dyed before manufacture.
an ingrain carpet.
- Also en·grain [en-greyn] /ɛnˈgreɪn/ (for defs. 1, 2) .
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How to use ingrain in a sentence
It’s gotten to the point that deep dish, like the “The Bean” and Chicago’s unforgiving wind, have been ingrained in people’s minds as a Chicago staple, even though it’s not.If You Think Deep Dish Is Chicago’s True Pizza, Think Again | Joshua Eferighe | December 11, 2020 | Ozy
That change ingrains the memory and lets us keep memories we recall more often, while others fade.Brain Cell DNA Refolds Itself to Aid Memory Recall | Elena Renken | November 2, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
For direct-to-consumer brands, skepticism of Amazon is ingrained into them from launch.Why some DTC brands’ Amazon strategies have changed | Anna Hensel | October 16, 2020 | Digiday
Bars and restaurants are ingrained in our national culture and history.
Also, the idea of skincare as self-care has now been ingrained into our minds.The Gen Z founders of a boutique skincare brand tackling chronic skin conditions and stigma | Rachel King | September 13, 2020 | Fortune
Whereupon Mufty, finding himself dropped upon the coldly unsympathetic ingrain carpet, desisted from further encouraging remarks.A Bookful of Girls | Anna Fuller
But I never can—I'm like him, every one says so, and he says the heedlessness is ingrain, and can't be got rid of.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
Between the pews, in the aisle, the violent vermilion of a strip of ingrain carpet assaulted the eye.The Octopus | Frank Norris
On the floor was a much used and faded ingrain carpet, in one place worn through by the edge of a loose board.David Harum | Edward Noyes Westcott
She felt her feet sink luxuriously into the rugs, oh, so different from the threadbare ingrain carpet at home!Jewel Weed | Alice Ames Winter
British Dictionary definitions for ingrain
to impress deeply on the mind or nature; instil
archaic to dye into the fibre of (a fabric)
variants of ingrained
(of woven or knitted articles, esp rugs and carpets) made of dyed yarn or of fibre that is dyed before being spun into yarn
a carpet made from ingrained yarn
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