Ingrain

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Ingrain

1. To dye with or in grain or kermes.

2. To dye in the grain, or before manufacture.

3. To work into the natural texture or into the mental or moral constitution of; to stain; to saturate; to imbue; to infix deeply. Our fields ingrained with blood. (Daniel) Cruelty and jealousy seem to be ingrained in a man who has these vices at all. (Helps)

Origin: Ingrained; Ingraining

alternative forms: engrain.