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 Doctors eventually implanted a port in her daughter against her will to administer treatment, Fortin said. Time, "Cassandra Callender, Connecticut Woman Forced to Undergo Chemotherapy as a Teen, Dies at 22," 14 May 2020 One experiment involved drilling holes into the mice heads and implanting a window into their brains. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland, "PETA accuses Cleveland Clinic of abusing lab mice after undercover investigation," 7 May 2020 Some of the products are still on the U.S. market, and hundreds of thousands of women have had the devices surgically implanted, according to Yost's office. Linda A. Johnson, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska to receive $1.3M in Johnson & Johnson multistate settlement over pelvic mesh devices," 18 Oct. 2019 Some of the products are still on the US market, and hundreds of thousands of women have had the devices surgically implanted, according to Yost’s office. BostonGlobe.com, "J&J agrees to $117m settlement over pelvic mesh devices - The Boston Globe," 18 Oct. 2019 Some of the products are still on the U.S. market, and hundreds of thousands of women have had the devices surgically implanted, according to Yost’s office. Washington Post, "J&J agrees to $117M settlement over pelvic mesh devices," 17 Oct. 2019 She was then examined by a nurse, who noted the woman had an electric device implanted in her chest designed to stop epileptic seizures. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "Denver jail deputy fired, 2 others disciplined for not helping woman suffering from hours of epileptic seizures in cell," 3 July 2019 Also, some patients require continuous heart rate monitoring, which is currently performed with a device implanted under a patient's skin, Dr. Doshi explains. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s What Cardiologists Say About the Apple Watch’s New Heart Monitoring Features," 14 Sep. 2018 People who suffer severe epileptic seizures may one day be able to control or even prevent them with an electronic device implanted directly into the brain. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Implantable brain device could stop epileptic seizures in their tracks," 29 Aug. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun There are two types of breast implants approved for sale in the United States. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, "Woman's breast implant deflects bullet, saving her life," 21 Apr. 2020 The things that stay with you that kind of implant in your brain. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Books We Read Last Year: Women Who Travel Podcast," 14 Jan. 2020 The cost of implants and surgery could hamper widespread adoption of VNS therapy, although that problem should ease as the technology becomes less invasive. Scientific American, "Electroceuticals," 14 Sep. 2018 Obviously, none of this will work until getting implants like this is safe and routine. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Neural implants plus AI turn sentence-length thoughts to text," 30 Mar. 2020 Two of the participants—both with amputations at the wrist—opted for long-term electrode implants, which allowed further tests of their hand control. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "Minimuscles let amputees control a robot hand with their minds," 4 Mar. 2020 So don’t put it in the same pocket as your credit cards, or anywhere near electronic medical implants, such as pacemakers or defibrillators. BostonGlobe.com, "Samsung’s new folding phone is cool, but handle with care: It’s also fragile and pricey - The Boston Globe," 4 Oct. 2019 Chestek and Cederna eventually plan to develop a compact implant that doesn’t require wires that stick out through the skin. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "Minimuscles let amputees control a robot hand with their minds," 4 Mar. 2020 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

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/implant. Accessed 3 Jun. 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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