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engrain

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Verb (usu participle)
 : 
en=grain

CIDE DICTIONARY

engrainv. t. [Pref. en- + grain. Cf. Ingrain.].
  •  To dye in grain, or of a fast color. See Ingrain.  [1913 Webster]
    "Leaves engrained in lusty green."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To incorporate with the grain or texture of anything; to infuse deeply. See Ingrain.  [1913 Webster]
    "The stain hath become engrained by time."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To color in imitation of the grain of wood; to grain. See Grain, v. t., 1.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

engrain, v.tr.
1 implant (a habit, belief, or attitude) ineradicably in a person (see also INGRAINED).
2 cause (dye etc.) to sink deeply into a thing.

Etymology
ME f. OF engrainer dye in grain (en graine): see GRAIN

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