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English definition of “entrenchment”

entrenchment

noun [U] uk   /ɪnˈtrentʃ.mənt/ mainly disapproving us  
the process by which ideas become fixed and cannot be changed: There has been a shift in opinion on the issue after a decade of entrenchment.Not able to be changedKeeping and staying the same
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