Definition for ingrained (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of ingrain
Examples from the Web for ingrained
These are palpable, identifiable matters that are ingrained into the very fabric of The Babadook.‘The Babadook’ Is the Best (and Most Sincere) Horror Movie of the Year|Samuel Fragoso|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These studies only speak to one of our ingrained mental habits that make us particularly susceptible to religious belief.Why Are Millennials Unfriending Organized Religion?|Vlad Chituc|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Polling is ingrained in American politics, but it does not come without its problems.
This was before any knowledge of safer sex was ingrained in the culture.‘The Normal Heart’ and Hope in the Battlefield of AIDS|Michael Musto|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, I think this is so ingrained now that in many ways, we assume too much of science.Following Tuberculosis From Death Sentence to Cure|Tessa Miller|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not desirable that men without a tithe of Tim's talent should imitate his ingrained ill-manners.
Nor had I suspected one in whom cynicism and distrust of undergraduates (of my sort) seemed so ingrained, of such idealism.A Far Country, Complete|Winston Churchill
A long service upon the scrub had ingrained him to regard the Princeton Varsity men always as opponents.Football Days|William H. Edwards
As for the mother-lynx, she had passed out of his mind, so ingrained and deep was his scorn of all such "varmin."Hoof and Claw|Charles G. D. Roberts
And as these were fast or durable colours we have such phrases as ‘to dye in grain,’ ‘a rogue in grain,’ ‘an ingrained habit.’Milton's Comus|John Milton
British Dictionary definitions for ingrained (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for ingrained (2 of 2)
verb (ɪnˈɡreɪn) (tr)
- a carpet made from ingrained yarn
- such yarn
Word Origin for ingrain
Word Origin and History for ingrained
1766, see engrain. Figurative use, of qualities, habits, etc., attested from 1851 (in ingrained). Of dyed carpets, etc., 1766, from in grain.