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Definition 1: the act of grafting something onto something else - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for graft in the sense of this definition

(graft is a kind of ...) the act of attaching or affixing something

Definition 2: the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for graft in the sense of this definition

(graft is a kind of ...) a serious crime (such as murder or arson)

(... is a kind of graft ) the crime of a judge whose judgment is influenced by bribery

(... is a kind of graft ) bribery of a purchasing agent in order to induce the agent to enter into a transaction

Definition 3: (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for graft in the sense of this definition

(graft is a kind of ...) the tissue in the bodies of animals

(... is a kind of graft ) tissue that is taken from one site and grafted to another site on the same person

"skin from his thigh replaced the burned skin on his arms"

(... is a kind of graft ) 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

(... is a kind of graft ) tissue from an animal of one species used as a temporary graft (as in cases of severe burns) on an individual of another species

(graft belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures

"he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School"

Definition 4: cause to grow together parts from different plants - [verb of contact]

Samples where graft or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree

Synonyms for graft in the sense of this definition

(graft is a kind of ...) make contact or come together

"The two roads join here"

Definition 5: place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for graft in the sense of this definition

(graft is a kind of ...) put or introduce into something

"insert a picture into the text"

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

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

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