Engrain



[en-greyn] /ɛnˈgreɪn/

verb (used with object), adjective
1.
(defs 1, 2).
/ɪnˈɡreɪn/
verb
1.
a variant spelling of ingrain
v.

late 14c., originally “(dye) in grain,” from French phrase en graine, from graine “seed of a plant,” also “cochineal” (the source of the dye was thought to be berries), thus “fast-dyed.” Later associated with grain in the sense of “the fiber of a thing.” Related: Engrained.

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