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Definition of "graft" []

  • To unite (a shoot or bud) with a growing plant by insertion or by placing in close contact. (verb-transitive)
  • To join (a plant or plants) by such union. (verb-transitive)
  • To transplant or implant (living tissue, for example) surgically into a bodily part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect. (verb-transitive)
  • To join or unite closely: graft new customs onto old. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a graft. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "graft" in a sentence
  • ""Pardon me, but is that what you call a graft investigation that you are making, Miss Hamlin?" inquired Baskinelli."
  • "It was part of his graft from the various merchants."
  • "They are planning to perform a skin graft on his left leg Monday if his recovery continues as expected."