Engrained
Engrain En*grain", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Engrained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engraining}.] [Pref. en- + grain. Cf. {Ingrain}.] 1. To dye in grain, or of a fast color. See {Ingrain}. [1913 Webster]

Leaves engrained in lusty green. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To incorporate with the grain or texture of anything; to infuse deeply. See {Ingrain}. [1913 Webster]

The stain hath become engrained by time. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

3. To color in imitation of the grain of wood; to grain. See {Grain}, v. t., 1. [1913 Webster]


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  • Engrain — En*grain , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Engrained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engraining}.] [Pref. en + grain. Cf. {Ingrain}.] 1. To dye in grain, or of a fast color. See {Ingrain}. [1913 Webster] Leaves engrained in lusty green. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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