engraft

[en-graft, -grahft]
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verb (used with object)
  1. Horticulture. to insert, as a scion of one tree or plant into another, for propagation: to engraft a peach on a plum.
verb (used without object)
  1. Surgery. (of living tissue) to become grafted.
Also ingraft.

Origin of engraft

First recorded in 1575–85; en-1 + graft1
Related formsen·graf·ta·tion, en·graft·ment, noun
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engraft

ingraft

verb (tr)
  1. to graft (a shoot, bud, etc) onto a stock
  2. to incorporate in a firm or permanent way; implantthey engrafted their principles into the document
Derived Formsengraftation, ingraftation, engraftment or ingraftment, noun
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Word Origin and History for engraft
v.

1580s, from en- (1) + graft (v.). Related: Engrafted; engrafting.

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