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1. graft

noun. ['ˈgræft'] the act of grafting something onto something else.

Synonyms

  • attachment
  • grafting

Antonyms

  • cortex
  • unplug
  • detach

Etymology

  • graffe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • greffe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Graft

  • redraft
  • staffed
  • kraft
  • krafft
  • draught
  • draft
  • craft
  • taft
  • shaft
  • laughed
  • haft
  • daft
  • calfed

Example sentences of the word graft


1. Noun, singular or mass
A skin graft can close the wound with skin from another part of the body.

2. Verb, base form
Cut a piece from the tree you wish to graft onto the host.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They also use it when they graft parts of one plant onto another.

Quotes containing the word graft


1. Songs of myselfI am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me, The first I graft and increase upon myself, the latter I translate into new tongue. I am the poet of the woman the same as the man, And I say it is as great to be a woman as to be a man,..
- Walt Whitman

2. graft

verb. ['ˈgræft'] place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient.

Synonyms

  • introduce
  • enter
  • infix
  • insert
  • move

Antonyms

  • precede
  • leave office
  • drop out
  • natural object

Etymology

  • graffe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • greffe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. graft

noun. ['ˈgræft'] the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage.

Synonyms

  • bribery
  • barratry
  • felony

Antonyms

  • end
  • punch out
  • clock out
  • file out

Etymology

  • graffe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • greffe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. graft

noun. ['ˈgræft'] (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient.

Synonyms

  • autograft
  • allograft
  • xenograft
  • homograft
  • heterograft
  • animal tissue
  • autoplasty

Antonyms

  • pop out
  • exit
  • get off
  • discharge

Etymology

  • graffe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • greffe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. graft

verb. ['ˈgræft'] cause to grow together parts from different plants.

Synonyms

  • engraft
  • join
  • conjoin

Antonyms

  • descend
  • linger
  • recede
  • ride

Etymology

  • graffe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • greffe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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