grafting

[ graf-ting, grahf- ]
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nounSurgery.

Origin of grafting

1
First recorded in 1475–85; graft1 + -ing1

Words Nearby grafting

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How to use grafting in a sentence

  • Perhaps if more attention were paid to the grafting, fruit would follow.

  • That was not the true Gordon, but rather the grafting of a new character on the original stem of Spartan simplicity and heroism.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I | Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • grafting is when you try short approaches over the pergola in somebody else's garden, and break the best tulip.

    Happy Days | Alan Alexander Milne