engraft

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v 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"
    • v engraft cause to grow together parts from different plants "graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • engraft etc. See ingraft, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Engraft to graft (a shoot of one tree) into another: to introduce something: to fix deeply
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Usage

In literature:

Wandering about seems to be engrafted in your natures.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Feminine influence has engrafted on his nature the defects of feminine character, without engrafting on it also its many virtues.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
Should no such precaution be engrafted, the only remedy would be coercion.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
In this, for all her engrafted wisdom, she showed herself a true limb of Eve.
"The Orchard of Tears" by Sax Rohmer
Private initiative set the pace, but the playground idea has at last been engrafted upon the municipal plan.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
It is a favorite argument that we are not to blame for slavery, because the British engrafted it upon us, while we were colonies.
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
But the Senate, eager as it was, had not yet succeeded in engrafting the practice into the constitution.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
All description utterly fails to express the varied and exultant enjoyments God has engrafted into a right sexual state.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Patriotic sentiment must be engrafted on the receptive soul of the child, and its range of sympathy widened and deepened.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
The sacrifice of human beings was later engrafted on their simple faith by other tribes.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
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In news:

A new technique to expand cord blood cells has demonstrated mixed results with myeloid engraftment in patients achieved in an average of 16 days.
Most transplants will engraft, and few patients will have significant graft-vs-host disease (GVHD).
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