implant

verb
im·​plant | \im-ˈplant \
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 \

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 \ adjective
implanter \im-​ˈplan-​tər \ 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

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Trees One of my favorite scenes in the book finds Diana posing as a flower-delivery person and implanting video-surveillance cameras inside a bouquet of sunflowers. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Borderless shows us the tech-fueled nightmare that we’ve all created," 8 Nov. 2018 Darrow has implanted the stimulator in someone whose injury happened 17 years ago, and the oldest subject in his ongoing study is in their late 50s. Carolyn Y. Johnson, The Seattle Times, "Paralyzed people are beginning to walk with a new kind of therapy," 24 Sep. 2018 After it's implanted, a barrier of scar tissue forms around those coils over a period of three months, which keeps sperm from reaching the patient's eggs and prevents pregnancy. Korin Miller, SELF, "Bayer Announced it Will Stop Selling Controversial Birth Control Device Essure in the U.S.," 23 July 2018 Halper was not implanted on the campaign, as Trump claims. Benjamin Hart, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Demands Justice Department Investigate Role of Informant on Campaign," 20 May 2018 Once the blastocyst becomes implanted in a uterus, the cells that form the sphere becomes the placenta, while the cells inside the blastocyst becomes the embryo. Laura Yan, Popular Mechanics, "This Artificial Embryo Actually Started Pregnancy In Mice," 5 May 2018 Two years ago, after a doctor harvested a dozen eggs from Gina, they were fertilized and placed in an incubator to develop for three to five days before being implanted. James F. Mccarty, cleveland.com, "Cleveland couple double victims of UH fertility clinic malfunctions, lawsuit claims," 17 Mar. 2018 Some students have even undergone surgery to have a microphone implanted beneath their skin or deep inside their ears, according to Messrs. Lafta and Qaisi. Isabel Coles And, WSJ, "Make-or-Break Exams Bring Out the Best and Brightest Cheaters," 5 July 2018 The remainder of the beagle’s egg was fused with the cultured cells, embryos started to grow and they were implanted into the beagle. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, "These puppies may be Maryland's first cloned dogs," 2 May 2018

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Other medical records — of bone fractures, prosthetics or implants, for instance — also can be helpful. Jennifer Peltz, The Seattle Times, "Identifying wildfire dead: DNA, and likely older methods too," 14 Nov. 2018 The upside to working with a full-service fertility destination (Trellis is linked to the Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine, in midtown) is that what follows—thaw, fertilize, implant—can be done in one reputable spot. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "At 35, I Went to a Millennial Egg-Freezing Clinic—and Now I’m Rethinking My Future," 12 Nov. 2018 Since the Pill first debuted in the 1960s, dozens more birth control options for women have been developed, including the patch, the implant, the shot, the vaginal ring, and five IUDs. Danielle Friedman, Glamour, "Why Male Birth Control Should Exist, According to These Four Men," 20 Aug. 2018 The technology, which already has transformed production of hearing aids and dental implants, is entering industries including aerospace, energy and transportation for complex components. Daniel Michaels, WSJ, "Design Your Frames: 3-D Printing Comes to Eyewear," 11 Nov. 2018 Stamos also discounted phone malware implants sneaked into the baseband and the use of stingrays to man-in-the-middle the calls. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "NYT: Chinese and Russian spies routinely eavesdrop on Trump’s iPhone calls," 25 Oct. 2018 Other biohacking fanatics have magnets or radio-frequency identification implants inserted under their fingertips as a more secure way to get into their cars or access other valuables. Maridel Reyes, Glamour, "'Biohacking' Your Anxiety Is a Buzzy Practice—but What Does It Actually Mean?," 16 Oct. 2018 As mentioned above, PIP's implants were filled with a silicone meant for mattresses. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Over 5,000 British Women Are Being Accused of Lying About Getting Defunct Breast Implants," 1 Oct. 2018 The implants last one to two years, and the procedure is typically performed in a doctor's office. Brian Sumers, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Pop Your Ears on a Plane—And Why They Pop, Anyway," 10 Sep. 2018

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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 \
implanted; implanting

Kids Definition of implant

: to set securely or deeply Doctors implanted the hearing device.

implant

transitive verb
im·​plant | \im-ˈplant \

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 \

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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