Ingrain meaning

ĭn-grān
To fix deeply or indelibly, as in the mind.
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(archaic) To dye or stain into the fiber of.
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Deep-seated; ingrained.
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Made of predyed fibers; thoroughly dyed.

Ingrain yarn.

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Made of fiber or yarn dyed before weaving. Used especially of rugs.
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Yarn or fiber dyed before manufacture.
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An ingrain rug or carpet.
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To dye in the fiber before manufacture.
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To work into the fiber; infuse deeply.
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Dyed in the fiber, before manufacture; thoroughly dyed.
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Made of fiber or yarn dyed before weaving.
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Deeply infused.
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Yarn, fiber, carpeting, etc. dyed before manufacture.
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To make something deeply part of something else, either literally or figuratively.

The dirt was deeply ingrained in the carpet.

The lessons I learned at school were firmly ingrained in my mind.

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Dyed with grain, or kermes.
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Dyed before manufacture; said of the material of a textile fabric; hence, in general, thoroughly inwrought; forming an essential part of the substance.
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An ingrain fabric, such as a carpet.
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Origin of ingrain

  • Variant of engrain

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

  • From the phrase (dyed) in grain, from the French phrase en grain. See grain.

    From Wiktionary