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ingrained

adjective uk   /ɪnˈɡreɪnd/ us  

ingrained adjective (BELIEFS)

(of beliefs) so firmly held that they are not likely to change: Such ingrained prejudices cannot be corrected easily. The belief that you should own your house is deeply ingrained in our society.

ingrained adjective (DIRT)

Ingrained dirt has got under the surface of something and is difficult to remove: The oil had become ingrained in his skin.
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