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gag Tweet Definition of gag Like Definition of gag on Facebook
noun
  1. A device to restrain speech, usually a rag in the mouth and secured there with tape, another rag that has been folded into a narrow strip, or a rubber ball threaded onto a cord or a leather or rubber strap.
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  1. An order or rule forbidding discussion of a case or subject. Also called a gag order.
  2. A joke or other mischievous prank.
verb (gags, gagging, gagged)
  1. To have the vomiting reflex triggered.
    • (U.S. Army slang) Smoke
    • Transitive_verb, Smoke : to order a recruit to exercise until he "gags" (usually spoken in exaggeration)
      1. To restrain someone's speech
gastrectomy Tweet Definition of gastrectomy Like Definition of gastrectomy on Facebook
noun (gastrectomies)
  1. (context, surgery) Removal of the stomach.
general Tweet Definition of general Like Definition of general on Facebook
noun
  1. Military rank in the army and air force that is higher than colonel or brigadier, and is usually the highest rank group next to commander in chief, except in countries that use the rank of field marshal.
  2. Short for general anaesthetic.
adjective
  1. not specific or particular
  2. concerned with, applicable to, or affecting the whole or every member of a class or category
graft Tweet Definition of graft Like Definition of graft on Facebook
noun (plural:grafts)
  1. A small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit.
  2. A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot.
  3. (surgery) A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty.
  4. Hard work (colloq)
  5. (slang) A criminal's special branch of practice
  6. Illicit profit by corrupt means, esp.in public life.
  7. Corruption in official life.
  8. A con job.
  9. (slang): A cut of the take (money).
  10. , (context, Politics): A bribe, especially on an ongoing basis. (uncountable)
verb
  1. To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon.
  2. (surgery) To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union.
  3. To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union.
Quotations
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    1. (nautical) To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.
    2. (intransitive) To insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.
grafting Tweet Definition of grafting Like Definition of grafting on Facebook
noun
  1. (Horticulture): The act, art, or process of inserting grafts.
  2. (Nautical): The act or method of weaving a cover for a ring, rope end, etc.
  3. (Surgery): The transplanting of a portion of flesh or skin to a denuded surface; autoplastic.
  4. (Carpentry): A scarfing or endwise attachment of one timber to another.

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