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entrenchment

noun [U] uk   us   /ɪnˈtrentʃ.mənt/ mainly disapproving
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.
Translations of “entrenchment”
in Chinese (Traditional) 牢固確立, 根深柢固, 積重難返…
in Chinese (Simplified) 牢固确立, 根深蒂固, 积重难返…
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