Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To graft (a scion) onto or into another plant.
  • transitive v. To plant firmly; establish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To insert, as a scion of one tree or plant into another, for the purpose of propagation; graft onto a plant
  • v. To fix firmly into place
  • adj. Engrafted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. See ingraft.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • etc. See ingraft, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cause to grow together parts from different plants
  • v. fix or set securely or deeply

Etymologies

From earlier ingraft, equivalent to en- (“in”) +‎ graft. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Human bone marrow CD34 - cells engraft in vivo and undergo multilineage expression including giving rise to CD34+ cells.

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  • Can you imagine the difficulty of separating humanity from the imprint of the serpent, and trying to re-engraft the race into a lineage directly and unblemishedly connected to God, as God originally intended it to be, thus bringing humanity back into the garden?

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  • This court would radically depart from the well-established limits of the judicial function were it to engraft such a restriction onto the Constitution in the absence of an explicit constitutional provision limiting the amendment power.

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  • We must agree with certain principles, but the main thing we think about is Jesus - how His work and life and promises engraft into us.

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  • It was unnatural for God to "engraft Gentiles onto the Jewish olive tree" (Romans 11: 24) and unnatural for women to have short hair, or for men to have long hair.

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  • But the cases on which the district court relied do not engraft a rigid procedural/substantive distinction onto Section 2(b)(2).

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  • He had been in isolation for weeks, because the chemotherapy and drugs they used to make his new bone marrow engraft left him with no immune system.

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  • § 284 "The court may increase the damages up to three times the amount found or assessed.", and because there is no principled reason for continuing to engraft a willfulness requirement onto section 284, I believe we should adhere to the plain meaning of the statute and leave the discretion to enhance damages in the capable hands of the district courts.

    In Re Seagate - CAFC Clarifies Attorney-Client Waiver, and then Some . . .

  • The most imaginative of men, yet writing with the precision of a mathematician, he endeavored to engraft a purely philosophical Ethics on the popular

    The American Scholar

  • And indeed, when I went home, that I might engraft them the better on my memory, I entered them down in writing: but I will not let you see them until you are in a frame more proper to benefit by them than you are likely to be in one while.

    Clarissa Harlowe

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