graft

Graft can mean bribery or corruption. It's also a way of transplanting skin or bones in medicine, as in a skin graft.

People who get terrible burns on their faces often have pieces of skin taken from other parts of their bodies to help them heal and look better. That transplanted skin is called a graft. There are also grafts in agriculture, when farmers take a branch from one tree and graft it onto another tree. The most common use of graft is in political corruption cases when politicians are accused of taking money in exchange for granting favors.

Primary Meanings of graft

1.
nv
(surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient
cause to grow together parts from different plants
2.
n
the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
Full Definitions of graft
1

n (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient

Synonyms:
transplant
Types:
autograft, autoplasty
tissue that is taken from one site and grafted to another site on the same person
allograft, homograft
tissue or organ transplanted from a donor of the same species but different genetic makeup; recipient's immune system must be suppressed to prevent rejection of the graft
heterograft, xenograft
tissue from an animal of one species used as a temporary graft (as in cases of severe burns) on an individual of another species
Type of:
animal tissue
the tissue in the bodies of animals

n the act of grafting something onto something else

Synonyms:
grafting
Type of:
affixation, attachment
the act of attaching or affixing something

v cause to grow together parts from different plants

graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree”
Synonyms:
engraft, ingraft
Type of:
conjoin, join
make contact or come together

v place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient

Synonyms:
transplant
Type of:
enter, infix, insert, introduce
put or introduce into something
2

n the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage

Synonyms:
bribery
Types:
barratry
the crime of a judge whose judgment is influenced by bribery
commercial bribery
bribery of a purchasing agent in order to induce the agent to enter into a transaction
Type of:
felony
a serious crime (such as murder or arson)

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