engrain


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en·grain

 (ĕn-grān′)
tr.v. en·grained, en·grain·ing, en·grains
To ingrain.

[Middle English engreinen, to dye with cochineal or kermes, from Old French engrainer : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + graine, grain; see grain.]

engrain

(ɪnˈɡreɪn)
vb
a variant spelling of ingrain

in•grain

(v. ɪnˈgreɪn; adj., n. ˈɪnˌgreɪn)
v.t.
1. to implant or fix deeply and firmly, as in the nature or mind.
adj.
2. ingrained; firmly fixed.
3. (of fiber or yarn) dyed in a raw state, before being woven or knitted.
4. made of fiber or yarn so dyed: ingrain fabric.
n.
5. yarn, wool, etc., dyed before manufacture.
Also, engrain (for defs. 1,2).
[1760–70; orig. phrase (dyed) in grain]

engrain


Past participle: engrained
Gerund: engraining

Imperative
engrain
engrain
Present
I engrain
you engrain
he/she/it engrains
we engrain
you engrain
they engrain
Preterite
I engrained
you engrained
he/she/it engrained
we engrained
you engrained
they engrained
Present Continuous
I am engraining
you are engraining
he/she/it is engraining
we are engraining
you are engraining
they are engraining
Present Perfect
I have engrained
you have engrained
he/she/it has engrained
we have engrained
you have engrained
they have engrained
Past Continuous
I was engraining
you were engraining
he/she/it was engraining
we were engraining
you were engraining
they were engraining
Past Perfect
I had engrained
you had engrained
he/she/it had engrained
we had engrained
you had engrained
they had engrained
Future
I will engrain
you will engrain
he/she/it will engrain
we will engrain
you will engrain
they will engrain
Future Perfect
I will have engrained
you will have engrained
he/she/it will have engrained
we will have engrained
you will have engrained
they will have engrained
Future Continuous
I will be engraining
you will be engraining
he/she/it will be engraining
we will be engraining
you will be engraining
they will be engraining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been engraining
you have been engraining
he/she/it has been engraining
we have been engraining
you have been engraining
they have been engraining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been engraining
you will have been engraining
he/she/it will have been engraining
we will have been engraining
you will have been engraining
they will have been engraining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been engraining
you had been engraining
he/she/it had been engraining
we had been engraining
you had been engraining
they had been engraining
Conditional
I would engrain
you would engrain
he/she/it would engrain
we would engrain
you would engrain
they would engrain
Past Conditional
I would have engrained
you would have engrained
he/she/it would have engrained
we would have engrained
you would have engrained
they would have engrained
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