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Definitions of ingrained

  1. Thoroughly impregnated; dyed in the raw material, or before manufacture. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. of Ingrain Webster Dictionary DB

Usage examples for ingrained

  1. The abrupt reversal of policy was felt as a humiliation, and the ingrained mental habits engendered by the traditional policy towards Ireland yielded slowly, grudgingly, and fearfully to the proof of error in South Africa. – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  2. He's intensely polite; politeness is ingrained in his nature. – Bird of Paradise by Ada Leverson
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