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Adjective
Deeply embedded and thus difficult to remove, especially physically
“He moved quietly up the stained stone stoop; impressions of dead leaves and ingrained dirt gave the granite stairway a pepper-like color.”
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Innate or instinctive to a person or thing
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“Our effortless manipulation of meaning is highly systematic, and relies on an ingrained ability to recognize structure in language.”
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Firmly established and unlikely to change, especially of a habit or belief
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“The very name of chaos would prove our ingrained faith in causality, for it is a negation of causality, and we could not deny causality without first having conceived it.”
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Firmly implanted or established in thought or behavior and difficult to change
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Persisting for an extended period of time
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(of an idea or opinion) Rigid and inflexible
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Stubbornly, and usually unreasonably, holding to an opinion, decision or purpose
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Tending to favor the status quo and averse to change
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Past tense for to place, lay or set firmly in surrounding matter
“Sprinkle a few nigella seeds or sesame seeds on the surface and roll again to ingrain the seeds in the dough.”
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Past tense for to create an impression on, either mentally or physically
“Every person present seemed to ingrain the image of Arthur in their minds the moment he had reached the spotlight.”
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Past tense for to imbue or infuse with a quality
“The purpose of this exercise is to ingrain self-belief into your mind.”
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Past tense for to inculcate or indoctrinate a habit, belief or principle
“The role of a moral guide is to ingrain these principles in the souls of his followers.”
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Past tense for to spread or pervade throughout
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Past tense for to place into the ground or soil to grow
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Past tense for to put securely in place or in the desired position
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Past tense for to place or put between or among others
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