Definition of ingrained in English:


Line breaks: in|grained
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈgreɪnd


(also engrained)
  • 2(Of dirt or a stain) deeply embedded and thus difficult to remove: the ingrained dirt on the flaking paintwork
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    • Internal stains in teeth, for example tetracycline stains, are extremely resistant to bleaching because the stain is so deeply ingrained in the teeth.
    • He sat there surrounded by filth - thick ingrained dirt.
    • Paint was peeling, floors had ingrained dirt, and all of the telephone rooms - very important for detainees' contact with the outside world - were in a disgraceful state.

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