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en·graft

 (ĕn-grăft′)
v. en·graft·ed, en·graft·ing, en·grafts
v.tr.
1. To plant firmly; establish.
2. Archaic To graft (a scion) onto or into another plant.
v.intr.
Medicine To become successfully incorporated in the host body. Used of a transplanted tissue.

en·graft′ment n.

engraft

(ɪnˈɡrɑːft) or

ingraft

vb (tr)
1. (Horticulture) 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.
ˌengrafˈtation, ˌingrafˈtation, enˈgraftment, inˈgraftment n

en•graft

(ɛnˈgræft, -ˈgrɑft)

v.t.
1. to graft from one plant to another for propagation: to engraft a peach on a plum.
2. to implant surgically.
[1575–85]
en`graf•ta′tion, en•graft′ment, n.

engraft


Past participle: engrafted
Gerund: engrafting

Imperative
engraft
engraft
Present
I engraft
you engraft
he/she/it engrafts
we engraft
you engraft
they engraft
Preterite
I engrafted
you engrafted
he/she/it engrafted
we engrafted
you engrafted
they engrafted
Present Continuous
I am engrafting
you are engrafting
he/she/it is engrafting
we are engrafting
you are engrafting
they are engrafting
Present Perfect
I have engrafted
you have engrafted
he/she/it has engrafted
we have engrafted
you have engrafted
they have engrafted
Past Continuous
I was engrafting
you were engrafting
he/she/it was engrafting
we were engrafting
you were engrafting
they were engrafting
Past Perfect
I had engrafted
you had engrafted
he/she/it had engrafted
we had engrafted
you had engrafted
they had engrafted
Future
I will engraft
you will engraft
he/she/it will engraft
we will engraft
you will engraft
they will engraft
Future Perfect
I will have engrafted
you will have engrafted
he/she/it will have engrafted
we will have engrafted
you will have engrafted
they will have engrafted
Future Continuous
I will be engrafting
you will be engrafting
he/she/it will be engrafting
we will be engrafting
you will be engrafting
they will be engrafting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been engrafting
you have been engrafting
he/she/it has been engrafting
we have been engrafting
you have been engrafting
they have been engrafting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been engrafting
you will have been engrafting
he/she/it will have been engrafting
we will have been engrafting
you will have been engrafting
they will have been engrafting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been engrafting
you had been engrafting
he/she/it had been engrafting
we had been engrafting
you had been engrafting
they had been engrafting
Conditional
I would engraft
you would engraft
he/she/it would engraft
we would engraft
you would engraft
they would engraft
Past Conditional
I would have engrafted
you would have engrafted
he/she/it would have engrafted
we would have engrafted
you would have engrafted
they would have engrafted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.engraft - cause to grow together parts from different plants; "graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree"
conjoin, join - make contact or come together; "The two roads join here"
2.engraft - fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
infix, insert, introduce, enter - put or introduce into something; "insert a picture into the text"
pot - plant in a pot; "He potted the palm"
nest - fit together or fit inside; "nested bowls"
bury, sink - embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"
Translations

engraft

vt
(Bot) → aufpfropfen (→ into, on, upon auf +acc)
(fig geh) principlesverankern (→ into in +dat)
References in classic literature ?
No one having previously heard his history, could for the first time behold Father Mapple without the utmost interest, because there were certain engrafted clerical peculiarities about him, imputable to that adventurous maritime life he had led.
The undesirableness of any other house in the same neighbourhood for Sir Walter was certainly much strengthened by one part, and a very material part of the scheme, which had been happily engrafted on the beginning.
By birth she belonged to Highbury: and when at three years old, on losing her mother, she became the property, the charge, the consolation, the fondling of her grandmother and aunt, there had seemed every probability of her being permanently fixed there; of her being taught only what very limited means could command, and growing up with no advantages of connexion or improvement, to be engrafted on what nature had given her in a pleasing person, good understanding, and warmhearted, wellmeaning relations.
Well, Miss Monson, it struck me that the mistress of such a handkerchief MUST like poetry-- that is, flights of the imagination--that is, eloquence and pathos, as it might be engrafted on passion and sentiment.
They are, at the present time, not only engrafted into the literature of the civilized world, but are familiar as household words in the common intercourse and daily conversation of the inhabitants of all countries.
He was simply another unfortunate victim of the institution which the Nation unhappily had engrafted upon it at that time.
Feeling that the sentiment of distrust was strongly engrafted in the tempers of his tribe, he rather endeavoured to soothe any just resentment they might entertain, by indirect excuses and apologies.
TTogether with the previously reported results from Cohort 2, the MRI results-to-date for 94% (17/18) of the Cohort 2-4 subjects provide supportive evidence that AST-OPC1 cells have durably engrafted at the injury site and helped to prevent cavitation.
The more donor cells engrafted in the skin, the more types of collagen you express.
The data strongly suggest that AST-OPC1 cells have engrafted in these patients post-implantation and have the potential to prevent lesion cavity formation, possibly reducing long-term spinal cord tissue deterioration after spinal cord injury, according to Edward Wirth, chief medical officer.
Background: The functional improvement following bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) transplantation after stroke is directly related to the number of engrafted cells and neurogenesis in the injured brain.
In mouse cancer models, the combination of MCT-465, a dsRNA therapeutic, and MCT-475, an IgP therapeutic, induced the animal's immune system to eradicate the engrafted tumor and no new tumors developed upon rechallenge with tumor cells, indicating the animal had developed protective anti-tumoral immunity, said the company.