- to graft (a shoot, etc.) from one plant onto another
- to establish firmly; implant
verben·graft·ed, en·graft·ing, en·grafts
- To plant firmly; establish.
- Archaic To graft (a scion) onto or into another plant.
Medicine To become successfully incorporated in the host body. Used of a transplanted tissue.
(third-person singular simple present engrafts, present participle engrafting, simple past and past participle engrafted)
(comparative more engraft, superlative most engraft)
- (rare) Engrafted.
- The relativism or phenomenalism which Hamilton afterwards adopted from Kant and sought to engraft upon Scottish philosophy is wholly absent from the original Scottish doctrine.
- The latter were often little more than historical novels founded on facts; and the former, though nominally intended to engraft the doctrines of Buddhism and Shinto upon the philosophy of China, were really of rationalistic tendency.
- The humanistic movement led these learned writers to engraft the graces of the antique upon their native literature, and to refine it by emulating the lucidity of Petrarch.