Engrained vs. Ingrained: What's the Difference?
Engrained and Ingrained Definitions
Firmly established, as by long conditioning; deep-seated
The ingrained habits of a lifetime.
Simple past tense and past participle of engrain
Worked deeply into the texture or fiber
A carpet disfigured by ingrained dirt.
Being an element; present in the essence of a thing
Simple past tense and past participle of ingrain
(used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held;
Deep-seated differences of opinion
Ingrained habits of a lifetime
A deeply planted need