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graft

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1  —as in:
skin graft
Definition to artificially join two things; or the smaller of the items joined; or the location of the joining
  • Graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree.
graft = to artificially join two things; or the smaller of the items joined; or the location of the joining
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Skin from the leg was grafted to the face of the burn victim.
  • The skin grafts still retain a newborn-baby pinkness.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • They wrapped her in bandages, kept her drugged, and waited for skin grafts.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • She spent weeks in a hospital enduring painful skin grafts that left her terribly scarred.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • He couldn't count the number of times he'd hauled furniture around to match the grafts his mother routinely generated.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • There is nothing unusual in the Latin Church in these grafts of one order on another.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The skin grafts over the cannon bone had taken.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • I thought perhaps with skin grafts, even a face transplant, but I did some tests, and ....
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • So her femur was set with pins; skin grafts were taken.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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2  —as in:
graft and corruption
Definition corruption in which one uses their position to gain personal advantage — especially political corruption
  • The government of that country is known for graft at all levels.
graft = corruption in which one uses their position to gain personal advantage — especially political corruption
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He was an enormously rich man—he had a hand in all the big graft in the neighborhood.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • graft = corruption in which one uses their position to get money or other personal advantage
  • It collected the stories of graft and misery from the daily press, and made a little pungent paragraphs out of them.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Early in April the city elections were due, and that meant prosperity for all the powers of graft.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • For the criminal graft was one in which the businessmen had no direct part—it was what is called a "side line," carried by the police.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • And this army of graft had, of course, to be maintained the year round.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • They were common enough, he said, such cases of petty graft.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • As no one makes any profit by the sale, there is no longer any stimulus to extravagance, and no misrepresentation; no cheating, no adulteration or imitation, no bribery or 'grafting.'
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • The city, which was owned by an oligarchy of businessmen, being nominally ruled by the people, a huge army of graft was necessary for the purpose of effecting the transfer of power.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Tommy Hinds had begun life as a blacksmith's helper, and had run away to join the Union army, where he had made his first acquaintance with "graft," in the shape of rotten muskets and shoddy blankets.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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