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Ingraft definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INGR`AFT, v.t. [in and graff. The original word is ingraff or graff, but it is corrupted beyond recovery.]
1. To insert a cion of one tree or plant into another for propagation; as, to ingraft the cion of an apple-tree on a pear-tree, as its stock; to ingraft a peach on a plum.
2. To propagate by incision.
3. To plant or introduce something foreign into that which is native, for the purpose of propagation.
This fellow would ingraft a foreign name
Upon our stock.
4. To set or fix deep and firm.
Ingrafted love he bears to Caesar.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: cause to grow together parts from different plants; "graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree" [syn: graft, engraft, ingraft]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

var. of ENGRAFT.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ingraft In*graft", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ingrafted; p. pr. & vb. n. Ingrafting.] [Written also engraft.] 1. To insert, as a scion of one tree, shrub, or plant in another for propagation; as, to ingraft a peach scion on a plum tree; figuratively, to insert or introduce in such a way as to make a part of something. This fellow would ingraft a foreign name Upon our stock. --Dryden. A custom . . . ingrafted into the monarchy of Rome. --Burke. 2. To subject to the process of grafting; to furnish with grafts or scions; to graft; as, to ingraft a tree.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Graft. 2. Infix, implant, instil, infuse, inculcate.




 


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