Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To insert, as a scion of one tree or plant into another, for propagation; propagate by insertion; hence, to fix as on or in a stock or support; embed; insert: as, to ingraft a peach on a plum.
- To subject to the process of grafting, as a tree; furnish with a graft.
- Figuratively, to set or fix deep and firm; infix; implant.
- To inoculate. Compare inoculate, 1.
- Synonyms Inculcate, etc. See implant.
- v. alternative spelling of engraft.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. figuratively To insert, as a scion of one tree, shrub, or plant in another for propagation; . to insert or introduce in such a way as to make a part of something.
- v. To subject to the process of grafting; to furnish with grafts or scions; to graft.
- v. cause to grow together parts from different plants
“Wherefore according as acts of virtue act causally or dispositively toward their generation and preservation, obedience is said to ingraft and protect all virtues.”
“The countrey people, when they have any dead beast, they cary it into the mountaines, or where they suppose the sayd Vultures to haunt, they seeing the carion doe immediately greedily seize vpon it, and doe so ingraft their talents, that they cannot speedily rise agayne, by reason whereof the people come and kill them: sometimes they kill them with dogs, and sometimes with such weapons as they haue.”
“One of their answers they did not give forth publicly, but only to us in private -- when they said that the writings of the New Testament had been tampered with by unknown persons who desired to ingraft the Jewish law into the”
“The law of sexuality in plants leads to the intermarriage of the vigorous with the decaying and the intermixture of blossoms; nor can human plants long vegetate together without intermarriages, which ingraft the vigorous constitutions with the virus of the old and decaying.”
“Originally, indeed, with all of us, to have a conception of any thing is tantamount to believing that it exists, or has existed: belief is no separate act of mind, but is itself included in the perception or the thought; it is experience and reflection which have to ingraft their”
“Anecdotes" and of "Polymetis," affords a curious picture of the eagerness evinced by James and his wife, during the infancy of their son, to ingraft his infant image on the memory, and affections of the”
“It would, then, have been wholly unnecessary to ingraft on the fifth article of the Constitution, prescribing the mode of its own future amendment, the proviso "that no amendment which may be made prior to the year 1808 shall in any manner affect" the provision in the Constitution securing to the States the right to admit the importation of African slaves previous to that period.”
“I take my stand here, that it is necessary to ingraft into that enduring instrument called the”
“Wherefore according as acts of virtue act causally or dispositively towards their generation and preservation, obedience is said to ingraft and protect all virtues.”
“They left the suppression of slavery to the States where it existed, but there was no intention to ingraft the idea of property in man in the”
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