In"grain` (?; 277), a. [Pref. in-
in + grain kermes. See Engrain, Grain.]
1. Dyed with grain, or kermes.
2. Dyed before manufacture, -- said of the
material of a textile fabric; hence, in general, thoroughly
inwrought; forming an essential part of the substance.
Ingrain carpet, a double or two-ply
carpet. -- Triple ingrain carpet, a three-
In"grain`, n. An ingrain fabric,
as a carpet.
In"grain` (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Ingrained (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Ingraining.] [Written also engrain.]
1. To dye with or in grain or
2. To dye in the grain, or before
3. To work into the natural texture or into
the mental or moral constitution of; to stain; to saturate; to imbue;
to infix deeply.
Our fields ingrained with blood.
Cruelty and jealousy seem to be ingrained in a
man who has these vices at all. Helps.