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verb graft pronunciation in American English /ɡræft/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlegrafting
past tensegrafted
past participlegrafted
  1. 1
    [transitive] to take a piece of skin or bone, etc. from one part of someones body and use it to replace or repair a damaged part of their body
    graft something onto something:

    Skin was grafted onto the wound to help it heal.

    1. a.
      biology to take a piece from a plant and join it to a cut made in another plant so that it can grow there
      graft something onto something:

      The frozen samples will be grafted onto existing trees.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to add something and make it become a part of another thing
    graft something onto something:

    Many different peoples have settled here and grafted their own cultures onto native Malaysian culture.

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