Associations to the word «Graft»


GRAFT, noun. (countable) A small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit.
GRAFT, noun. (countable) A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot.
GRAFT, noun. (surgery) (countable) A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty.
GRAFT, verb. (transitive) To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon.
GRAFT, verb. (transitive) (surgery) To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union.
GRAFT, verb. (transitive) To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union.
GRAFT, verb. (transitive) (nautical) To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.
GRAFT, verb. (intransitive) To insert scions (grafts) from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.
GRAFT, noun. Alternative form of graff ("canal")
GRAFT, noun. The depth of the blade of a digging tool such as a spade or shovel.
GRAFT, noun. A narrow spade used in digging drainage trenches.
GRAFT, noun. (uncountable) Corruption in official life.
GRAFT, noun. (uncountable) Illicit profit by corrupt means, especially in public life.
GRAFT, noun. (uncountable) (slang) A criminal's special branch of practice
GRAFT, noun. (countable) A con job.
GRAFT, noun. (countable) (slang) A cut of the take (money).
GRAFT, noun. (uncountable) (US) (politics) A bribe, especially on an ongoing basis.
GRAFT, noun. (British) (uncountable) (colloquial) Work; labor
GRAFT, noun. (British) (countable) (colloquial) A job or trade.
GRAFT, noun. (British) (uncountable) (colloquial) Effort needed for doing hard work.
GRAFT, verb. To work
GRAFT, verb. To obtain illegal gain from bribery of similar corrupt practices.
GRAFT POLYMER, noun. (organic chemistry) A branched polymer having sidechains composed of different monomers to that of the main chain.
GRAFT POLYMERS, noun. Plural of graft polymer
GRAFT THE FORKED TREE, verb. (obsolete) (rare) To have sex.

Dictionary definition

GRAFT, noun. (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient.
GRAFT, noun. The practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage.
GRAFT, noun. The act of grafting something onto something else.
GRAFT, verb. Cause to grow together parts from different plants; "graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree".
GRAFT, verb. Place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient.

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