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ingrained

adjective
 
 
/ɪnˈɡreɪnd/
BELIEFS Ingrained beliefs, behaviour, problems, etc have existed for a long time and are difficult to change: For most of us, watching television is a deeply ingrained habit.Not able to be changedKeeping and staying the same
DIRT Ingrained dirt has got under the surface of something and is difficult to remove.Dirt and untidiness
(Definition of ingrained from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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