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graft
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The House of Mirth
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as in: skin graft Define
to artificially join two things; or the smaller of the items joined; or the location of the joining
  • Every form of prudence and suspicion had been grafted on a nature originally reluctant and cautious, with the result that it would have seemed hardly needful for Mrs. Gryce to extract his promise about the overshoes, so little likely was he to hazard himself abroad in the rain.

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  • Graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree.
  • Skin from the leg was grafted to the face of the burn victim.

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as in: skin graft Define
to artificially join two things; or the smaller of the items joined; or the location of the joining
as in: graft and corruption Define
corruption in which one uses their position to gain personal advantage -- especially political corruption
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