graft graft  /ˈɡræft/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient
  2. (n) the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
  3. (n) the act of grafting something onto something else
  4. (v) cause to grow together parts from different plants
  5. (v) place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. If the graft is lost, she might be worse off than she was before the surgery, aesthetically at least.
  2. Sister Wanda was willing, and graft tests showed that the twins were indeed identical.
  3. In three of five patients Summerlin treated, the graft has since been rejected; in the two others, it appears too early to tell if the new tissue will take.

News

  1. Ex-China railways boss admits guilt at graft trial

    Ex-China railways boss admits guilt at graft trial Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 4:26 am, Monday, June 10, 2013 BEIJING (AP) — The man who once ran China's powerful railways ministry wept as he admitted his guilt and sought leniency at his trial on corruption charges, one ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

  2. Naveen Jindal Accused Of Graft In India's Coalgate

    Steel and power tycoon Naveen Jindal was charged Tuesday by India’s Central Bureau of Investigation for alleged cheating and graft in an ongoing probe against the improper allocation of coal mines, dubbed as the country’s ‘Coalgate’. Jindal, who is the son of billionaire Savitri Jindal and a Congress Party politician, has been accused along with Dasari Narayan Rao, a former coal minister.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Graft trial opens of former China railways minister

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's former railways minister, Liu Zhijun, went on trial on Sunday charged with corruption and abuse of power, state media said, in a case demonstrating President Xi Jinping's resolve to crack down on pervasive graft. State radio said the trial had begun at a Beijing courthouse under heavy security. If found guilty, he could face the death penalty or life in jail. Liu was ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "President Mwanawasa was a true servant of the people who served this country with dignity and honor," Kaunda said. "He observed the rule of law and he gallantly fought graft in all its forms. ...... We have lost a great leader who had a real...
    on Aug 20, 2008 By: Kenneth Kaunda Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "They did a graft, basically (took) a tendon out of my right hamstring and implemented it into my left knee and made it into my new ACL," Woods said. "They fixed a little bit of cartilage damage I had in there, and that was about it."
    on Jun 30, 2008 By: Tiger Wood Source: The Olympian

  3. Moyes said: "We have a different style these days, and that takes time to happen. We have always had the work and graft but we have added ability and quality and it is all coming together well now."
    on Feb 22, 2008 By: David Moyes Source: ic Wales

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