a) Being an element; present in the essence of a thing
b) Fixed, established

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  • ingrained — [adj] deep rooted built in, chronic, confirmed, congenital, constitutional, deepseated, fixed, fundamental, hereditary, implanted, inborn, inbred, inbuilt, indelible, indwelling, ineradicable, inherent, innate, in the blood*, intrinsic,… …   New thesaurus

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  • Ingrained — Ingrain In grain , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ingrained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ingraining}.] [Written also engrain.] [1913 Webster] 1. To dye with or in grain or kermes. [1913 Webster] 2. To dye in the grain, or before manufacture. [1913 Webster] 3. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ingrained — [[t]ɪ̱ngre͟ɪnd[/t]] ADJ GRADED Ingrained habits and beliefs are difficult to change or remove. Morals tend to be deeply ingrained... From ingrained habit he paused to straighten up the bed …   English dictionary

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