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 Microsoft security experts are sounding the alarm on a new malware threat that uses an old but devious method to implant its code onto victims’ computers. Andy Meek, BGR, 15 June 2021 Newest technology: The Cleveland Eye Clinic surgeons were the first in the country to implant the Light Adjustable Lens since its FDA approval in 2017. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, 11 June 2021 Those devices are hard to study ethically, in part because researchers must often implant them in control group participants who will receive no electrical stimulation for long periods. Emily Underwood, Science | AAAS, 10 June 2021 In comparison to the Orion Visual Cortical Prosthesis System, which requires probes to implant a control unit chip in your skull, optogenetic therapy can serve as a less invasive approach. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 8 June 2021 McClaren’s work also laid the basic foundation for in vitro fertilization (IVF), the procedure that fertility clinics use to grow human embryos in a medical lab and then implant the embryo into the mother’s uterus. Kiona N. Smith, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 For mammals, scientists might implant electrodes in their brains to track how their neurons are firing. Sara Harrison, Wired, 16 Apr. 2021 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, 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, 11 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Doctors first insert cartilage or an implant in the back of the ear, then fill it in with hyaluronic acid. Andrews Mcmeel Syndication, Star Tribune, 2 July 2021 The injectable implant, which gives your pet a unique identification number, will improve your chances of being reunited, in the event your pet ends up fleeing the home in fear. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 2 July 2021 If the implant comes to full fruition, no need to carry medicine. Dieynaba Young, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 June 2021 The Heartware device was used for heart failure patients awaiting transplant or as a permanent implant for those who weren't healthy enough for that procedure. Matthew Perrone, Star Tribune, 3 June 2021 Today, at least two hundred thousand people worldwide, suffering from a wide range of conditions, live with a neural implant of some kind. Christine Kenneally, The New Yorker, 19 Apr. 2021 Instead, there will be a single implant that spans the skull, essentially replacing part of it. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 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, 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, 1 Dec. 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 25 Jul. 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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