Engrain meaning

ĕn-grān
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To ingrain.
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Alternative spelling of ingrain.
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Origin of engrain

  • Middle English engreinen to dye with cochineal or kermes from Old French engrainer en- causative pref. en–1 graine grain grain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the French phrase en grain. See grain.

    From Wiktionary