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English definition of “ingrained”

ingrained

adjective (BELIEFS)    /ɪnˈɡreɪnd/
(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 British society .Not able to be changedKeeping and staying the same
(Definition of ingrained adjective (BELIEFS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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