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

This allowed the researchers to observe the brain and other activity inside the body without cutting into the animal or implanting electrodes, Leung says. National Geographic, "These slumbering fish may offer clues to the origins of sleep," 10 July 2019 Anni and Ashot Manukyan's son was carried by a stranger in New York, after CHA Fertility Center mistakenly implanted their embryo, as well as the embryo of another couple, into the woman without anyone's knowledge. Jamie Yuccas, CBS News, ""I didn't get to feel him kick": Couple's embryo implanted in another woman in IVF mix-up," 10 July 2019 Park’s accomplishments implanted the dream of playing in the major leagues. Jorge Castillo, latimes.com, "How Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu rose from South Korea to MLB All-Star starter," 7 July 2019 Last September, the department had also cancelled a contract with a California firm, Advanced Bioscience Resources, which was a main supplier of fetal tissue implanted into laboratory mice. Amy Goldstein, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump administration imposes new restrictions on fetal tissue research," 5 June 2019 Yes, so these are things like a pacemaker powered by something that goes around your heart, or something ... your brain is actually really hard to implant things in. Eric Johnson, Vox, "The problem with tech people who want to solve problems," 26 June 2019 Experts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other centers use fetal tissue to implant the human immune system into mice as a way to study diseases without employing people as test subjects. Marie Mccullough, https://www.inquirer.com, "After Trump administration’s restrictions on fetal tissue research, consider these important scientific advances," 5 June 2019 Zhou Li of the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems and Zhong Lin Wang of the Georgia Institute of Technology and their colleagues implanted their device in two adult male pigs. Harini Barath, Scientific American, "New Pacemaker Harvests Energy from the Heart," 28 May 2019 During a key experiment, scientists implanted early-stage pancreatic tumors into different body parts of otherwise healthy mice. Justin Chen, STAT, "Muscle and fat loss may offer clues to pancreatic cancer’s deadly ways," 20 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The stories explore how futuristic tech advances, like social media implants and intuitive robots, might transform the nature of family, communication, and society. Isaac Feldberg, BostonGlobe.com, "‘The Farewell’ director Lulu Wang sets sci-fi movie next," 11 July 2019 The 133-year-old health care conglomerate makes everything from Band-Aids and baby shampoo to contact lenses and hip implants, but its $40.7 billion pharmaceutical division is what drove the most revenue growth in 2018. Fortune, "Johnson & Johnson," 1 July 2019 Its sponsors, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, both Democrats, said the current standard has led judges to determine that pulling a bra strap or suggesting that a woman get breast implants... Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, "Proposed New York Bill Widens Definition of Workplace Harassment," 27 May 2019 In the years since the invention of the humble condom, women have been provided with a wide array of birth control options, from IUDs to implants, sponges, patches, injections, and so on. Alexis Jones, Marie Claire, "This New Topical Gel Birth Control For Men Could Change Everything," 30 Nov. 2018 The implants provide a sense of sound to a person with moderate to profound hearing loss. Zach Horrall, Indianapolis Star, "How Tonya Bergeson-Dana coped with the loss of husband Paul Dana after Indy car wreck," 29 June 2019 The implant includes a 3D scaffold that guides hair growth through the skin in the preferred direction. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Baldness cure on the way? San Diego startup aims to make new hair from stem cells," 27 June 2019 Progestin-only birth control such as hormonal IUDs and the implant are all about that uterine lining and mucus action. Natasha Lavender, SELF, "7 Myths About Emergency Contraception You Should Stop Believing," 8 Apr. 2019 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal prosthetic device implant and graft (1,919) 4. Liz Kowalczyk, BostonGlobe.com, "These are the most frequent medical errors in Massachusetts," 10 June 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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implant

verb

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

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.

implant

transitive verb
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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