engraft

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier ingraft, equivalent to en- (in) +‎ graft.

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engraft (third-person singular simple present engrafts, present participle engrafting, simple past and past participle engrafted)

  1. To insert, as a scion of one tree or plant into another, for the purpose of propagation; graft onto a plant
  2. To fix firmly into place
    • Sonnet 15, William Shakespeare
      Then the conceit of this inconstant stay
      Sets you most rich in youth before my sight,
      Where wasteful Time debateth with Decay,
      To change your day of youth to sullied night;
      And all in war with Time for love of you,
      As he takes from you, I engraft you new.

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engraft (comparative more engraft, superlative most engraft)

  1. (rare) Engrafted.