- When you are raised as a strict Catholic and you continue to embrace and diligently support those beliefs as you get older, this is an example of an ingrained lesson.
- When a soda spill was completely absorbed into the fibers of your couch, this is an ingrained spill.
The definition of ingrained is a firmly and deeply belief or idea, or something worked into the fiber.
- worked into the fiber
- firmly fixed or established: ingrained principles
- inveterate; thoroughgoing: an ingrained liar
- Firmly established, as by long conditioning; deep-seated: ingrained prejudice; the ingrained habits of a lifetime.
- Worked deeply into the texture or fiber: a carpet disfigured by ingrained dirt.
(comparative more ingrained, superlative most ingrained)
- simple past tense and past participle of ingrain
ingrain + -ed