entrain

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Etymology 1[edit]

[circa 1560] From French entraîner.

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entrain (third-person singular simple present entrains, present participle entraining, simple past and past participle entrained)

  1. To draw along as a current does.
    water entrained by steam
  2. (chemistry) To suspend small particles in the current of a fluid.
  3. (figuratively) To encarriage, to conjoin, to link; as in a series of entities, elements, objects or processes.

Etymology 2[edit]

[circa 1860] en- +‎ train.

Verb[edit]

entrain (third-person singular simple present entrains, present participle entraining, simple past and past participle entrained)

  1. (poetic, intransitive) To get into or board a railway train.
  2. (transitive) To put aboard a railway train.
    to entrain a regiment


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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From entraîner.

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Noun[edit]

entrain m (uncountable)

  1. spirit, liveliness, vivacity, drive

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