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v. en·graft·ed, en·graft·ing, en·grafts
1. To plant firmly; establish.
2. Archaic To graft (a scion) onto or into another plant.
Medicine To become successfully incorporated in the host body. Used of a transplanted tissue.
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
1. to graft from one plant to another for propagation: to engraft a peach on a plum.
2. to implant surgically.
en`graf•ta′tion, en•graft′ment, n.
Past participle: engrafted
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|Verb||1.||engraft - cause to grow together parts from different plants; "graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree"|
|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"|
pot - plant in a pot; "He potted the palm"
nest - fit together or fit inside; "nested bowls"