Graft - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡræft|  American pronunciation of the word graft
Brit.  |ɡrɑːft|  British pronunciation of the word graft


- (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient (syn: transplant)
- the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage (syn: bribery)
- the act of grafting something onto something else (syn: grafting)


- cause to grow together parts from different plants(syn: engraft, ingraft)
- place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient (syn: transplant)


Burns can often be cured by grafting on skin from another part of the same body.

Martha had to have several skin grafts.

Our success has been due to sheer hard graft.

He promised to end graft in public life.

The technique involves grafting a very thin slice of bone onto the damaged knee.

New elements are being grafted onto our traditional form of government.

It is a seventeenth century farmhouse with some Victorian additions grafted on.

graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree

Charges of graft hurt my chances of being elected.

It is a society that has institutionalized political graft and corruption.

he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government

a successful graft or transplant requires a high degree of histocompatibility

Word forms

I/you/we/they: graft
he/she/it: grafts
present participle: grafting
past tense: grafted
past participle: grafted
singular: graft
plural: grafts
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