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 implant (audio) \ adjective
implanter \ im-​ˈplan-​tər How to pronounce implant (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 Those blastoids are also a great insight into extremely early embryo development, and scientists hope to study why so many embryos fail to implant in the uterine wall. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Grew a Mouse Embryo Outside the Womb. Are Humans Next?," 18 Mar. 2021 But the heart condition had forced surgery his freshman season to implant a defibrillator that made teams nervous. Chuck Carlton, Dallas News, "How former Triple-A Academy star King McClure went from Baylor basketball to one of ESPN’s youngest analysts," 11 Mar. 2021 In 2019, the researchers were able to implant the device in a patient with a chronic spinal cord injury and a debilitating case of orthostatic hypotension. Theresa Gaffney, STAT, "Scientists create a thermostat for blood pressure to help patients with spinal cord injuries," 27 Jan. 2021 Unlike microblading, the look is achieved by using a cosmetic tattooing device and a needle to implant the pigment and join each hair stroke in a 'W' pattern to give the illusion of overlapping hairs which don't blur. Jessica Harris, refinery29.com, "Forget Microblading — Hyperrealism Brows Are Taking Over & They’re So Natural," 6 Jan. 2021 To clone an animal, ViaGen needs oocytes, or unfertilized eggs, to implant the genetic material into. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "How to Clone Your Dog," 21 Dec. 2020 But by week three, the doctors told us the new cells were starting to implant and there was evidence her immune system was regenerating. Ginny Graves, Good Housekeeping, "Searching for Bone Marrow Can Be Harrowing For Anyone — But It's Especially Difficult for People of Color," 17 Nov. 2020 But every time they are plugged into a computer, there is an opportunity for malicious software such as ransomware to implant itself on the drive. Jared Council, WSJ, "‘Sneakernet’ Helps Election Officials Process Results," 3 Nov. 2020 Samsung entered a phase of global conquest in the 2000s, using flashy devices and sleek marketing to implant its name firmly into the minds of Western consumers. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, "Lee Kun-hee, Who Built Samsung Into a Global Giant, Dies at 78," 24 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Instead, there will be a single implant that spans the skull, essentially replacing part of it. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Musk says that Neuralink implants are close to ready for human testing," 29 Aug. 2020 The most advanced one installs an implant that has full access to the user's personal data, including emails, photos, messages, and passwords and crypto keys stored in the keychain. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "iPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit is one of the most breathtaking hacks ever," 1 Dec. 2020 McLaurin quickly turned up a report of a missing Massachusetts woman who had lost part of a pinkie and had a medical implant in her hip - just like the unidentified body. Author: Wesley Lowery, Hannah Knowles, Mark Berman, Anchorage Daily News, "How America’s deadliest serial killer went undetected for more than 40 years," 1 Dec. 2020 The five-year grant will fund research on an implant that can be bioprinted—a method of 3D printing using living cells instead of inorganic materials—and will then study the most effective schedules for releasing viruses into the body. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, "A Common Plant Virus Is an Unlikely Ally in the War on Cancer," 5 Oct. 2020 That’s especially true of the latest Muskery, presented last week: a new iteration of Neuralink, a wireless implant that could someday give human brains a direct interface to digital devices. Adam Rogers, Wired, "Neuralink Is Impressive Tech, Wrapped in Musk Hype," 4 Sep. 2020 There, the wand can communicate with a neural implant that lies deep in the brain. Rebekah Tuchscherer, Science | AAAS, "Brain-scanning backpack brings neuroscience into the real world," 18 Sep. 2020 As in the old design, roughly 1,000 electrodes will be inserted into the targeted collection of neurons, and those will connect to an implant above the surface of the brain. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Musk says that Neuralink implants are close to ready for human testing," 29 Aug. 2020 That’s using a neural implant to control a robotic prosthetic or operate a digital device. Adam Rogers, Wired, "Neuralink Is Impressive Tech, Wrapped in Musk Hype," 4 Sep. 2020

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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 18 Apr. 2021.

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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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