AskDefine | Define ingrained

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ingrained adj : (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held; "deep-rooted prejudice"; "deep-seated differences of opinion"; "implanted convictions"; "ingrained habits of a lifetime"; "a deeply planted need" [syn: deep-rooted, deep-seated, implanted, planted]

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English

Adjective

  1. Being an element; present in the essence of a thing
  2. Fixed, established

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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