From earlier ingraft, equivalent to en- (“in”) + graft.
- IPA(key): /ɪŋˈɡɹæft/, /ɪŋˈɡɹɑːft/
engraft (third-person singular simple present engrafts, present participle engrafting, simple past and past participle engrafted)
- To insert, as a scion of one tree or plant into another, for the purpose of propagation; graft onto a plant
- To fix firmly into place
- Sonnet 15, William Shakespeare
- Then the conceit of this inconstant stay
- Sets you most rich in youth before my sight,
- Where wasteful Time debateth with Decay,
- To change your day of youth to sullied night;
- And all in war with Time for love of you,
- As he takes from you, I engraft you new.
engraft (comparative more engraft, superlative most engraft)
- (rare) Engrafted.