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ingrain

in·grain

ingrain

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn greIn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, adjective, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ingrained, ingraining, ingrains
definition: to impress (habits, ideas, values, or the like) deeply and firmly in one's nature or mind.
His polite manners had been ingrained in him as a young boy.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: dyed before being woven into yarn, or dyed as yarn before being woven into fabric.
definition 2: firmly fixed or impressed; ingrained.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: yarn or fiber dyed before being woven, or a carpet made of such yarn.
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