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 Figuring out how to implant rhino embryos is also on the team’s to-do list, a task that has taken on new urgency. Ashley Braun, Longreads, "Research and Rescue: Saving Species from Ourselves," 24 Oct. 2019 What stands out to me … about what transpired in the interrogation was a clear sense of intimidating – attempting to convince Skylar to implant a memory … that would incriminate her. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, "The case against Brooke Skylar Richardson," 28 Sep. 2019 That's the idea behind one Tesla owner's decision to implant the RFID chip from her Model 3's key card into her arm. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Tesla Model 3 owner implants key card chip into her arm to unlock and start her vehicle," 13 Aug. 2019 Their goal is to make this so simple to implant that it can be done on an outpatient basis. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Elon Musk’s Neuralink: Both an evolution and a plan for radical change," 13 Aug. 2019 At last week’s meeting, Palanker presented videos showing that participants who had been implanted with the prosthesis for about 1 year could recognize objects on a table and read printed or on-screen letters. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "New technologies promise sharper artificial vision for blind people," 31 Oct. 2019 In one study, researchers examined people with spinal-cord injuries who had been implanted with stimulators for this reason. Cassandra Willyard, Scientific American, "How a Revolutionary Technique Got People with Spinal-Cord Injuries Back on Their Feet," 7 Aug. 2019 Europe at one time refused to import U.S. beef from animals implanted with a hormone to promote growth. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: Time to explain the basics of trade," 15 Sep. 2019 The study includes three epilepsy patients voluntarily implanted with electrodes. Rachel Metz, CNN, "Facebook gets closer to letting you type with your mind," 30 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Other prisoners declined and weren't pressured to take the implant, Dutruch said. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, "Former opioid addict says implant changed his life, but critics call him a "guinea pig"," 27 Nov. 2019 Reconstructive surgery followed, but her body rejected the implant. Loretta Waldman, courant.com, "Despite roller-coaster of multiple cancers, Middletown woman embraces every day," 25 Sep. 2019 The veteran doctor has 104 implants and there won’t be enough for everyone. Washington Post, "Venezuela crisis pushes women into ‘forced motherhood’," 21 Aug. 2019 In a 2011 report, the Food and Drug Administration estimated that between 5 and 10 million women worldwide have breast implants. Michelle Stacey, Allure, "Why Everyone Is Talking About Breast Implant Safety Right Now," 29 July 2019 The first paralyzed person to receive a brain implant that allowed him to control a computer cursor was Matthew Nagle. Elizabeth Lopatto, The Verge, "Elon Musk unveils Neuralink’s plans for brain-reading ‘threads’ and a robot to insert them," 17 July 2019 But issues would have to be severe before a brain implant would become a reasonable solution, and not everyone will be a good candidate for it. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Musk’s newest startup is venturing into a series of hard problems," 16 July 2019 Instead of using screws during surgeries for these bad high-ankle sprains — as had been customary — doctors can use this tightrope implant that’s developed by Arthex, a company out of Naples, Florida. Matt Zenitz | Mzenitz@al.com, al, "Inside Tua Tagovailoa’s quick recovery from ankle surgery," 6 Nov. 2019 With the robot, surgeons could more easily and repeatedly snip a cyst on a vocal cord, remove a brain tumor or implant hearing equipment in an ear. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, "This tech company is the first to get a boost from moving to a Baltimore opportunity zone. Are more coming?," 6 Nov. 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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The first known use of implant was in the 15th century

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“Implant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/implanted. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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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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