ingrain (ingrains, present participle ingraining; past and past participle ingrained)

  1. (transitive) To dye with a fast or lasting colour.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To make (something) deeply part of something else.
    Synonyms: breed in the bone, embed, infix, instill, radicate
    The dirt was deeply ingrained in the carpet.
    The lessons I learned at school were firmly ingrained in my mind.
  • Russian: укореня́ть

ingrain (not comparable)

  1. Dyed with grain, or kermes.
  2. Dyed before manufacture; said of the material of a textile fabric; hence, in general, thoroughly inwrought; forming an essential part of the substance.
    • , Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit
      When were such changes ever made in men's natural relations to one another: when was such reconcilement of ingrain differences ever effected!

ingrain (plural ingrains)

  1. An ingrain fabric, such as a carpet.

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