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Definition of graft:

  1. A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot.
  2. A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty.
  3. A small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit.
  4. A soft thing or easy thing; a snap.
  5. Acquisition of money, position, etc., by dishonest or unjust means, as by actual theft or by taking advantage of a public office or any position of trust or employment to obtain fees, perquisites, profits on contracts, legislation, pay for work not done or service not performed, etc.; illegal or unfair practice for profit or personal advantage; also, anything thus gained.
  6. To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope- yarns.
  7. To implant a portion of ( living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union.
  8. To insert ( a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon.
  9. To insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.
  10. To join ( one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union.


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