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GRAFT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does graft mean? 

GRAFT (noun)
  The noun GRAFT has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: GRAFT used as a noun is uncommon.


GRAFT (verb)
  The verb GRAFT has 2 senses:

1. cause to grow together parts from different plants
2. place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient

  Familiarity information: GRAFT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRAFT (noun)


Sense 1graft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

transplant; graft

Hypernyms ("graft" is a kind of...):

animal tissue (the tissue in the bodies of animals)

Domain category:

surgery (the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "graft"):

autograft; autoplasty (tissue that is taken from one site and grafted to another site on the same person)

allograft; homograft (tissue or organ transplanted from a donor of the same species but different genetic makeup; recipient's immune system must be suppressed to prevent rejection of the graft)

heterograft; xenograft (tissue from an animal of one species used as a temporary graft (as in cases of severe burns) on an individual of another species)


Sense 2graft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

bribery; graft

Hypernyms ("graft" is a kind of...):

felony (a serious crime (such as murder or arson))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "graft"):

barratry (the crime of a judge whose judgment is influenced by bribery)

commercial bribery (bribery of a purchasing agent in order to induce the agent to enter into a transaction)


Sense 3graft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of grafting something onto something else

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

grafting; graft

Hypernyms ("graft" is a kind of...):

affixation; attachment (the act of attaching or affixing something)


GRAFT (verb)


Sense 1graft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to grow together parts from different plants

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

engraft; graft; ingraft

Context example:

graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree

Hypernyms (to "graft" is one way to...):

conjoin; join (make contact or come together)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 2graft [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

graft; transplant

Hypernyms (to "graft" is one way to...):

enter; infix; insert; introduce (put or introduce into something)

"Graft" entails doing...:

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


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