ingrain (ingrains, present participle ingraining; past and past participle ingrained)
- (transitive) To dye with a fast or lasting colour.
- (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)
- Dyed with grain, or kermes.
- 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)
- An ingrain fabric, such as a carpet.