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Definition of the adjective entrenched

What does entrenched mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. dug in
  2. established firmly and securely

Definition of the verb entrenched

What does entrenched mean as a doing word?


  1. past of entrench

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Google previewElgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law, Second Edition (2012)

by J. M. Smits

Constitutions are mostly entrenched and difficult to amend. Some constitutions, like the Irish, require consent by the people in a referendum for each constitutional amendment; others require the dissolution of both Houses of Parliament, new ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

entrenched meanders and (2) ingrown meanders. Entrenched meanders develop where meandering alluvial rivers are superimposed onto bedrock during tectonic UPLIFT without significant tilting.

Google previewThe Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy (2008)

by Nicholas Bunnin, Jiyuan Yu

If a predicate has been projected frequently in past generalizations, it is entrenched for future generalizations of the same sort and has high projectibility. For example, all observed emeralds have been both green and grue (green to some ...

Google previewCambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (2008)

The organization was often criticized for being too entrenched in its views. entrenchment /m'trenfj.mant/ noun [U] mainly disapproving the process by which ideas become fixed and cannot be changed: There has been a shift in opinion on the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Caves (2012)

by William B. White, David C. Culver

Deepening of erosional valleys below the gypsum bottom signifies the stage of entrenched karst. Most preformed caves become relict, although those within the reach of high levels of nearby rivers can be subject to backflooding, which greatly ...

Google previewThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics (2009)

by Iain McLean, Alistair McMillan

With the 1990s, however, entrenched onepartyregimes became vulnerablein the changingdomestic and international environment. In the Frenchspeaking states, representative national conferences were convened with the self appointed task ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science (2004)

by John Gunn

Because subjacent karst settings are transitional in terms of karst evolution, the respective karst areas are commonly adjacent to the areas of deep-seated or entrenched karst, or to both. They frequently lead to specific engineering problems, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Earth Sciences (1976)

by S.E. Stiegeler

Section through an entrenched meander entrenched meander. The type of *incised meander that results from the *rejuvenation of floodplain meanders and subsequent incision into the bedrock below. They are therefore ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

entrenched meander The type of IN- CISED MEANDER that results from the REJU- VENATION of floodplain meanders and subsequent ...

Google previewWharton's concise dictionary (2009)

Entrenched clause, is a section in the Constitution of some of the Commonwealth countries which can only be repealed or altered by special process and which deals with matters like the liberties of the subject, fundamental institutions of ...

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Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue. (Diane Abbott)
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Scrabble value of E1N1T1R1E1N1C3H4E1D2

The value of this 10-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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