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Adjective: ingrained  in'greynd or 'in,greynd
  1. (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held
    "ingrained habits of a lifetime";
    - deep-rooted, deep-seated, implanted, planted, well-established
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

See also: constituted, established

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

Encyclopedia: Ingrain