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

Additional testing on family members revealed that several carried the gene, too, including one of Perez’s children in her 30s, who has decided to implant a defibrillator to prevent cardiac arrest. Cindy Krischer Goodman, miamiherald, "Why did this woman go into sudden cardiac arrest? The answer goes back in time | Miami Herald," 22 Feb. 2018 Nexplanon is a matchstick-sized rod that gets implanted into your upper arm, according to the Mayo Clinic. Korin Miller, SELF, "How to Stop Your Period With Birth Control," 16 Jan. 2019 Supermicro has also denied knowing anything about malicious chips being secretly implanted into any of its motherboards during the manufacturing process, as Bloomberg reported. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on Bloomberg to retract its Chinese spy story," 19 Oct. 2018 Embryos that are not implanted are frozen for future rounds of IVF; one round costs about $12,000. Ginger Christ And Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "Tours of Ohio fertility clinics show procedures in place to safeguard eggs, embryos (photos, videos)," 25 Mar. 2018 Bloomberg had reported that in addition to targeting Apple and Amazon Web Services, Chinese intelligence had managed to get implanted hardware inside an unnamed major telecommunications provider. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Audit: No Chinese surveillance implants in Supermicro boards found," 11 Dec. 2018 On Valentine's Day 2017, Hyland had a port implanted into her chest to begin the dialysis process. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Sarah Hyland Talks to 'Self' About Her Second Kidney Transplant and Suicidal Thoughts," 10 Dec. 2018 People undergoing fertility treatments that include IVF can have embryos tested for deadly gene mutations that run in the family, such as Huntington’s disease, and then implant only the embryos that lack such mutations. Malcolm Ritter, The Seattle Times, "Q&A on scientist’s bombshell claim of gene-edited babies," 28 Nov. 2018 Then the healthiest embryo was implanted into Ashleigh's uterus at the right moment in her cycle. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "These Two Women Both ‘Carried’ Their Baby Using Reciprocal Effortless IVF," 16 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The implant provides electrical stimulation of the retina to induce visual perception. Caren Chesler, Popular Mechanics, "A Vision Quest," 6 Mar. 2019 How the Amazonian implants will affect LIC is speculative. Ali Francis, Vogue, "7 Long Island City Restaurants You Should Try Before, Well, Amazon," 20 Nov. 2018 The implant was reportedly built into a server’s Ethernet port, giving hackers a back door into the telecommunications company’s computer networks. Makena Kelly, The Verge, "Tampered Chinese Ethernet port used to hack ‘major US telecom,’ says Bloomberg report," 9 Oct. 2018 Sepio's co-CEO, Yossi Appleboum, claimed that a scan had revealed the implant and that it had been added to an Ethernet adapter when the computer was manufactured. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Audit: No Chinese surveillance implants in Supermicro boards found," 11 Dec. 2018 Disruptions could affect women's access to long-acting contraceptives, such as implants and IUDs. Richard Alonso-zaldivar And David Crary, chicagotribune.com, "Trump reproductive health changes could lead to more unwanted pregnancies, abortions, critics say," 30 May 2018 Wait, so if progestin-only pills don't cause weight gain, and progestin-only shots do cause weight gain, where does that leave progestin-only rod implants and progestin-only IUDs (i.e. the only type of hormonal IUD offered)? Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "A Final Consensus: Does Birth Control Really Make You Gain Weight?," 28 Feb. 2018 Getting breast implants is a highly personal choice. Glamour, "Breast Implants Are Linked to Cancer—And Women Are Demanding the FDA Do More," 27 Mar. 2019 The problem with such an implant would be its power source. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Bionic Knee Replacements Are Powered By Your Walk," 30 Jan. 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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