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Definition of entrenchment noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    entrenchment

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ɪnˈtrɛntʃmənt//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] the fact of something being firmly established
  2. 2 [countable, usually plural] a system of trenches (= long narrow holes dug in the ground by soldiers to provide defense)
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