To be ingrained is to be very familiar with something. When you are ingrained in a certain culture, you understand and appreciate the customs and traditions of that culture.

  • She is very ingrained in the Japanese culture, and she loves eating sushi.

  • The dog is very entrenched in the family's yard, and he doesn't like being away from home.

Definition of ingrained


(used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held


deep-rooted, deep-seated, implanted, planted

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Example Sentences for ingrained

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    It is ingrained in the popular consciosness.

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    I know that it is ingrained in the country.

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    This is obviously an ingrained hatred for the company.

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    It is performed continually and is ingrained in the agency's operations.

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    All the vandalism has become ingrained in the article.

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    Indeed, once ingrained in the family, they are an inquisitive pet.

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    However, the impact of the Dutch was deeply ingrained in Aboriginal society.

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    However, the practice remains deeply ingrained and valued by the culture.

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    Deeply ingrained in the world view was the concept of duality and opposition.

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    The influences of the past are still deeply ingrained in the Chinese culture.