Meaning of ingrain

in•grain

Pronunciation: (v.in-grān'adj., n.in'grān&sec), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to implant or fix deeply and firmly, as in the nature or mind.
—adj.
  1. ingrained; firmly fixed.
  2. (of fiber or yarn) dyed in a raw state, before being woven or knitted.
  3. made of fiber or yarn so dyed: ingrain fabric.
  4. (of carpets) made of ingrain yarn and so woven as to show a different pattern on each side; reversible.
—n.
  1. yarn, wool, etc., dyed before manufacture.
  2. an ingrain carpet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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