1. 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. (Dryden) A custom . . . Ingrafted into the monarchy of Rome. (Burke)

2. To subject to the process of grafting; to furnish with grafts or scions; to graft; as, to ingraft a tree.

Origin: Ingrafted; Ingrafting

alternative forms: engraft.

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