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.

Origin of engraft

1
First recorded in 1575–85; en-1 + graft1

Other words from engraft

  • en·graf·ta·tion, en·graft·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for engraft

engraft

ingraft

/ (ɪnˈɡrɑːft) /


verb(tr)
  1. to graft (a shoot, bud, etc) onto a stock

  2. to incorporate in a firm or permanent way; implant: they engrafted their principles into the document

Derived forms of engraft

  • engraftation, ingraftation, engraftment or ingraftment, noun

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