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Definition of graft verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    graft

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ɡræft//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they graft
     
    he / she / it grafts
     
    past simple grafted
     
    -ing form grafting
     
     
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  1. 1graft something (onto/to/into something) graft something (on) (from something) to take a piece of skin, bone, etc. from one part of the body and attach it to a damaged part newly grafted tissue New skin had to be grafted on from his back.
  2. 2graft something (onto something) to cut a piece from a living plant and attach it to another plant
  3. 3graft something (onto something) to make one idea, system, etc. become part of another one Old values are being grafted onto a new social class.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: graft

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