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Ingraft  v. t.  (past & past part. ingrafted; pres. part. ingrafting)  
To insert, as a scion of one tree, shrub, or plant in another for propagation; as, to ingraft a peach scion on a plum tree; (figuratively), To insert or introduce in such a way as to make a part of something. "This fellow would ingraft a foreign name Upon our stock." "A custom... ingrafted into the monarchy of Rome."
To subject to the process of grafting; to furnish with grafts or scions; to graft; as, to ingraft a tree.

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"Ingraft" Quotes from Famous Books

... ever has been or ever can be adduced to prove that males should have the right to vote, applies with equal if not greater force to prove that females should possess the same right; and were I a citizen of your State I should labor with whatever of ability I possess to ingraft those principles in its constitution. ...
— History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II • Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage

... of virtue, in so far as they come under a precept, belong to obedience. Wherefore according as acts of virtue act causally or dispositively towards their generation and preservation, obedience is said to ingraft and protect all virtues. And yet it does not follow that obedience takes precedence of all virtues absolutely, for two reasons. First, because though an act of virtue come under a precept, one may nevertheless ...
— Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) • Thomas Aquinas

... my hands of them, I re-plunge into the stream of my history, which I may very properly ingraft a terrible sally of Louisa's, since I had some share in it myself, and have besides engaged myself to relate it, in point of countenance to poor Emily. It will add, too, one more example to thousands, in confirmation ...
— Memoirs Of Fanny Hill - A New and Genuine Edition from the Original Text (London, 1749) • John Cleland

... South Sea Company, or set aside by due course of law. On the following day Mr. Walpole laid before a committee of the whole House his scheme for the restoration of public credit, which was, in substance, to ingraft nine millions of South Sea stock into the Bank of England, and the same sum into the East India Company, upon certain conditions. The plan was favourably received by the House. After some few objections, ...
— Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions - Vol. I • Charles Mackay

Words linked to "Ingraft" :   engraft, conjoin, graft, join

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