n. piece of transplanted tissue; portion of plant inserted in another plant
A patient's immune system will frequently reject a skin graft from a donor.
Sentence in Classic:
But far and above their anger at the waste and mismanagement and graft was the resentment of the people at the bad light in which the governor represented them in the North.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Ladies, a second piece of advice: do not marry; marriage is a graft; it takes well or ill; avoid that risk.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
It is a whole language within a language, a sort of sickly excrescence, an unhealthy graft which has produced a vegetation, a parasite which has its roots in the old Gallic trunk, and whose sinister foliage crawls all over one side of the language.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
The officials who ruled it, and got all the graft, had to be elected first; and so there were two rival sets of grafters, known as political parties, and the one got the office which bought the most votes.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context