Definition of “ingrained” - English Dictionary

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ingrainedadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ɪnˈɡreɪnd, ˈɪnˌɡreɪnd/

(of beliefs, attitudes, or habits) so established that they are difficult to change:

Saying “Thank You” became such a deeply ingrained habit that he never forgot to do it.

(Definition of “ingrained” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)