ingrain

[ verb in-greyn; adjective, noun in-greyn ]SEE DEFINITION OF ingrain

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INGRAIN

The door was ajar, and he stepped into a little hall covered with ingrain carpet.

A good velvet carpet will last just twice as long as an ingrain one.

In 1830 he commenced the manufacture of ingrain carpeting, which he continued for 18 years.

They have an ingrain conviction that it is you who are wrong, not them.

What must have been her experiences in life to ingrain fear and distrust in her soul at that rate?

But I never can—I'm like him, every one says so, and he says the heedlessness is ingrain, and can't be got rid of.

She has bought a cottage for her father, who is an ingrain 16 weaver in a carpet factory.

Yet, good as the chance is, it costs just twice as much as an ingrain.

I never have an ingrain carpet in my house,—not even on the chambers.

They've tracked it all over, and this ingrain carpet can't be cleaned.

WORD ORIGIN

1766, see engrain. Figurative use, of qualities, habits, etc., attested from 1851 (in ingrained). Of dyed carpets, etc., 1766, from in grain.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INGRAIN

interject

verbthrow in; interrupt
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