Pronunciation: ( —v.in-grān'; —adj., n.in'grān"),[key] —v.t. to implant or fix deeply and firmly, as in the nature or mind.
—adj. 1. ingrained; firmly fixed.
2. (of fiber or yarn) dyed in a raw state, before being woven or knitted.
3. made of fiber or yarn so dyed: ingrain fabric. 4. (of carpets) made of ingrain yarn and so woven as to show a different pattern on each side; reversible.
—n. 1. yarn, wool, etc., dyed before manufacture.
2. an ingrain carpet. Also,engrain(for defs. 1, 2).