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 for ingrain
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ingrain \In"grain`\, n.
     An ingrain fabric, as a carpet.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ingrain \In"grain`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ingrained; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Ingraining.] [Written also engrain.]
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     1. To dye with or in grain or kermes.
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     2. To dye in the grain, or before manufacture.
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     3. To work into the natural texture or into the mental or
        moral constitution of; to stain; to saturate; to imbue; to
        infix deeply.
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              Our fields ingrained with blood.      --Daniel.
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              Cruelty and jealousy seem to be ingrained in a man
              who has these vices at all.           --Helps.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ingrain \In"grain`\ (?; 277), a. [Pref. in- in + grain kermes.
     See Engrain, Grain.]
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     1. Dyed with grain, or kermes. [Obs.]
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     2. Dyed before manufacture, -- said of the material of a
        textile fabric; hence, in general, thoroughly inwrought;
        forming an essential part of the substance.
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     Ingrain carpet, a double or two-ply carpet.
  
     Triple ingrain carpet, a three-ply carpet.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ingrain
      v 1: thoroughly work in; "His hands were grained with dirt"
           [syn: ingrain, grain]
      2: produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother
         tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us" [syn:
         impress, ingrain, instill]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  92 Moby Thesaurus words for "ingrain":
     apply paint, bed, bedaub, bedizen, begild, besmear, brush on paint,
     calcimine, coat, color, complexion, confirm, cover, dab, daub,
     deep-dye, define, dip, distemper, double-dye, dye, embed, emblazon,
     enamel, engild, engraft, engrave, entrench, establish, etch, face,
     fast-dye, fix, found, fresco, gild, glaze, gloss, grain, grave,
     ground, hue, illuminate, imbue, impact, implant, impress, imprint,
     incise, infix, inoculate, inscribe, invest, jam, japan, lacquer,
     lay on color, leaven, lodge, pack, paint, parget, pigment, plant,
     prime, print, root, seat, set, set in, settle, shade, shadow,
     shellac, slop on paint, smear, stain, stamp, steep, stereotype,
     stipple, suffuse, tinct, tincture, tinge, tint, tone, undercoat,
     varnish, wash, wedge, whitewash
  
  

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