Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Verb: ingrain  in'greyn
  1. Thoroughly work in
    "His hands were ingrained with dirt";
    - grain, engrain
  2. Produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
    "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us";
    - impress, instill, engrain

Derived forms: ingrained, ingraining, ingrains

Type of: affect, impress, move, penetrate, perforate, strike

Encyclopedia: Ingrain