- firmly fixed; deep-rooted; inveterate: ingrained superstition.
- wrought into or through the grain or fiber.
Origin of ingrained
- 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.
Origin of ingrain
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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
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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?
November 9, 2014
Polling is ingrained in American politics, but it does not come without its problems.The Polls Are In: ISIS Is Outside Your Window
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This was before any knowledge of safer sex was ingrained in the culture.‘The Normal Heart’ and Hope in the Battlefield of AIDS
May 24, 2014
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
April 16, 2014
The love of story-telling seems to be ingrained in human nature.Christmas: Its Origin and Associations
William Francis Dawson
It is ingrained in them, they only sink from it to cover their natural instincts of infidelity.Man and Maid
These people have been ingrained with a firm belief in their mode of living.Millennium
Everett B. Cole
The idea of the squeeze seems to be ingrained in the Chinese.A Wayfarer in China
Subordination to the wills of their superiors was ingrained in their natures.
- deeply impressed or instilledhis fears are deeply ingrained
- (prenominal) complete or inveterate; utteran ingrained fool
- (esp of dirt) worked into or through the fibre, grain, pores, etc
- 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
- such yarn
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.