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entrenched


en·trench  (n-trnch) also in·trench (n-)
v. en·trenched also in·trenched, en·trench·ing also in·trench·ing, en·trench·es also in·trench·es
v.tr.
1. To provide with a trench, especially for the purpose of fortifying or defending.
2. To fix firmly or securely: Today managed care plans are entrenched in the economy, enrolling 61 percent of the population (Peter T. Kilborn).
v.intr.
1. To dig or occupy a trench.
2. To encroach, infringe, or trespass.

en·trenchment n.
entrenched

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