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 for ingrained
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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ingrained
      adj 1: (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted;
             firmly fixed or held; "deep-rooted prejudice"; "deep-
             seated differences of opinion"; "implanted convictions";
             "ingrained habits of a lifetime"; "a deeply planted need"
             [syn: deep-rooted, deep-seated, implanted,
             ingrained, planted]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  89 Moby Thesaurus words for "ingrained":
     basic, chronic, colorfast, confirmed, congenital, constant,
     constitutional, deep-dyed, deep-engraven, deep-fixed,
     deep-grounded, deep-laid, deep-rooted, deep-seated, deep-set,
     deep-settled, double-dyed, dyed-in-the-wool, embedded, embossed,
     engrafted, engraved, entrenched, esoteric, essential, established,
     etched, fadeless, fast, firmly established, fixed, fundamental,
     graven, hereditary, immanent, implanted, implicit, impressed,
     imprinted, inalienable, inborn, inbred, incorrigible, inculcated,
     indelible, indelibly impressed, indwelling, infixed, ingrain,
     ingrown, inherent, inherited, innate, inner, instilled, internal,
     intrinsic, inveterate, inward, inwrought, irreducible,
     irreversible, long-established, native, natural, old-line,
     on a rock, on bedrock, organic, private, resident, rooted, secret,
     set, settled, settled in habit, stabilized, subjective, thorough,
     unalienable, unchallengeable, unfading, unquestionable, vested,
     well-established, well-founded, well-grounded, well-set,
     well-settled
  
  

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