implant

verb
im·​plant | \ im-ˈplant How to pronounce implant (audio) \
implanted; implanting; implants

Definition of implant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to fix or set securely or deeply a ruby implanted in the idol's forehead
b : to set permanently in the consciousness or habit patterns : inculcate
2 : to insert in living tissue (as for growth, slow release, or formation of an organic union) subcutaneously implanted hormone pellets

intransitive verb

: to undergo implantation the failure of embryos to implant

implant

noun
im·​plant | \ ˈim-ˌplant How to pronounce implant (audio) \

Definition of implant (Entry 2 of 2)

: something (such as a graft or device) implanted in tissue — compare cochlear implant

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Other Words from implant

Verb

implantable \ im-​ˈplan-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce implantable (audio) \ adjective
implanter \ im-​ˈplan-​tər How to pronounce implanter (audio) \ noun

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Verb

implant, inculcate, instill, inseminate, infix mean to introduce into the mind. implant implies teaching that makes for permanence of what is taught. implanted a love of reading in her students inculcate implies persistent or repeated efforts to impress on the mind. tried to inculcate in him high moral standards instill stresses gradual, gentle imparting of knowledge over a long period of time. instill traditional values in your children inseminate applies to a sowing of ideas in many minds so that they spread through a class or nation. inseminated an unquestioning faith in technology infix stresses firmly inculcating a habit of thought. infixed a chronic cynicism

Examples of implant in a Sentence

Verb a hearing aid that is surgically implanted in the ear a music teacher who strove to implant within his students a love of the classics
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The resulting embryos are grown in a lab for a few days before being implanted in the uterus or frozen for a later transfer. NBC News, "'Adding insult to injury': Couples struggle with IVF cancellations amid coronavirus pandemic," 19 Mar. 2020 Most notably, Becker last year introduced a bill to ban insurance coverage for abortions with an exception for re-implanting an ectopic pregnancy into the uterus, a procedure doctors say doesn't exist. Scott Wartman, Cincinnati.com, "Coronavirus in Ohio: With the canceled primary as the last straw, some Republicans resisting DeWine, government action.," 19 Mar. 2020 It's been quite a journey since his freshman year when the Jags went 16-10 and were just getting started in implanting the principles that led to this year's breakout 23-5 season, which included a one-point loss to Millennium in early December. Richard Obert, azcentral, "South Mountain feeling community pride as boys basketball team returns to elite status," 26 Feb. 2020 Since implanting the pump in Brown, who was the first patient in Texas to be treated with it, Methodist physicians have used it on a handful of other patients. Lauren Caruba, ExpressNews.com, "New heart pump aids San Antonio patients after heart attacks," 3 Dec. 2019 His spokesman said that after the verdict, he was taken to Bellevue Hospital jail ward and had heart surgery to have a stent implanted before he was taken to the Rikers Island jail complex. Shayna Jacobs, Washington Post, "Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison for sexually assaulting two women in New York," 11 Mar. 2020 The fish were caught, had transmitters surgically implanted into their body cavities and returned to the water. Bisma Parvez, Detroit Free Press, "U-M led research finds 'super-urinators' among fish that promote healthy ecosystems," 11 Mar. 2020 In one famous 1960s experiment, researcher Donald Metcalf implanted 6 or 12 fetal mouse spleens into individual adult mice whose own spleens had been removed. TheWeek, "How do body parts grow to their right sizes?," 17 Feb. 2020 Sanders, who at 78 would be the oldest president ever elected, had a stent implanted after his heart attack. Grace Segers, CBS News, "Sanders and Bloomberg spar over health issues and medical records," 19 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Natsu’s sister is consumed with a wish for breast implants, which alienates her from her teenage daughter, who is struggling with puberty. Joumana Khatib, New York Times, "7 New Books to Watch for in April," 25 Mar. 2020 At Dentsply Sirona in Waltham, which manufactures custom components for dental implants, senior process engineer Dan Ron uses Tulip technology to digitize the workflow, including bins that light up to show workers where to find the right part. BostonGlobe.com, "Artificial intelligence is everywhere. In our Google searches, in our mobile banking apps, in our thermostats and refrigerators and endless requests for Alexa. At work, AI tells sales reps which accounts they should be pursuing and helps lawyers instantly analyze piles of contracts.," 12 Dec. 2019 But regimes around the world, including those in Russia and Iran, have increasingly been retrofitting traditional private and decentralized networks with cooperation agreements, technical implants, or a combination to give officials more influence. Wired, "How the Iranian Government Shut Off the Internet," 17 Nov. 2019 Medical implants: Replacement bones, joints and skull plates are often customized, but 3-D printing now enables faster, cheaper and — in the case of substituting for metal parts — better-fitting body parts. Aviva Freudmann, New York Times, "Customers Want Customization, and Companies Are Giving It to Them," 18 Mar. 2020 In three participants with amputations at different points along the arm who already had muscle implants, wires inserted through the skin near the muscle grafts could easily pick up their electrical signals, the researchers report. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "Minimuscles let amputees control a robot hand with their minds," 4 Mar. 2020 Johnson & Johnson, the 133-year-old healthcare conglomerate behind Band-Aids, hip implants, and the new Ebola vaccine, has been under fire recently for contributing to a world of hurt. Fortune, "How Johnson & Johnson Is Dealing With Its Trust Issues," 18 Nov. 2019 This is the real mid-life crisis which no new car, new breast implants, or affair will fix. Eve Rodsky, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Resentment Over Invisible Work Could Eventually Ruin Your Marriage," 24 Oct. 2019 To lower your risk of pregnancy, Dr. Bhuyan suggests a long-acting contraceptive method like the pill, IUDs, shots, or implants, plus doubling up with condoms to prevent STIs. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "What Happens If You Have Sex with a Tampon In?," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of implant

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Noun

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of implant was in the 15th century

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“Implant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/implant. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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implant

verb
How to pronounce implant (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of implant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to put (something) in a specified place especially, medical : to place (something) in a person's body by means of surgery
: to cause (something) to become a part of the way a person thinks or feels

implant

noun
How to pronounce implant (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of implant (Entry 2 of 2)

medical : something placed in a person's body by means of surgery

implant

verb
im·​plant | \ im-ˈplant How to pronounce implant (audio) \
implanted; implanting

Kids Definition of implant

: to set securely or deeply Doctors implanted the hearing device.
im·​plant | \ im-ˈplant How to pronounce implant (audio) \

Medical Definition of implant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to set permanently in the consciousness or habit patterns
2a : to insert or fix in a living site (as for growth, slow release, or formation of an organic union) subcutaneously implanted hormone pellets
b : to insert an implant in 100 patients have been implanted with nylon ribbons without complications— U. K. Henschke

intransitive verb

: to undergo implantation : become implanted failure of embryos to implant

implant

noun
im·​plant | \ ˈim-ˌplant How to pronounce implant (audio) \

Medical Definition of implant (Entry 2 of 2)

: something (as a graft, a small container of radioactive material for treatment of cancer, or a pellet containing hormones to be gradually absorbed) that is implanted especially in tissue

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