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 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 The male cat depicted in the video and photos above, aged between four and six years old, was implanted with an electronic chip to track its movements. Matt Mcnulty, PEOPLE.com, "Experts Claim Corsica 'Cat-Fox,' Once Thought to Be a Myth, Could Be Its Own Adorable Species," 18 June 2019 Four years ago, Harkema's team made headlines when a few patients implanted with spinal stimulators — originally developed to treat pain — were able to wiggle their toes, move their legs and briefly stand. Fox News, "Paralyzed patients take first steps after implant, intense rehab," 25 Sep. 2018 Four years ago, Harkema’s team made headlines when a few patients implanted with spinal stimulators — originally developed to treat pain — were able to wiggle their toes, move their legs and briefly stand. Lauran Neergaard, The Seattle Times, "Implant, intense rehab help 3 paralyzed for years take steps," 24 Sep. 2018 When they were transferred in mice implanted with human melanoma tumors, the special cells moved directly to the tumor. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "Gene editing technique could improve cancer treatments, other ailments," 12 July 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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 It's been a controversial and emotional year for breast implant devices, and those who have received them. Kaitlin Clark, Allure, "The FDA Proposes New Safety Information for Breast Implants, Including Warning Labels," 2 Nov. 2019 Other treatments include oral appliances, surgical implants that keep airways open, and improved diets, fitness, and weight loss. BostonGlobe.com, "“Our lifestyle is disrupting our sleep,” said Dr. Sanford Auerbach, director of Boston Medical Center’s sleep disorders center. “For older people, sleep is more fragile.”," 1 Nov. 2019 The new tools also include lighter-weight implant malware ESET has named PolyglotDuke and RegDuke, each of which serves as a first-stage program capable of installing other software on a target system. Wired, "Stealthy Russian Hacker Group Resurfaces With Clever New Tricks," 17 Oct. 2019 Fearing the end of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception benefit, women contacted their doctors, who, for each of the 30 business days following the election, performed about 700 more IUD and implant insertions than before the vote. Laura Bassett, Marie Claire, "A Nonhormonal Birth Control — for Both Men and Women— Is on the Horizon," 11 Oct. 2019 American companies complain that India’s price controls on heart stents and knee implants force them to sell at below cost price. The Economist, "America signs a limited trade agreement with Japan," 26 Sep. 2019 For in-clinic options, like an IUD, implant or shot, the app offers mobile booking to make an appointment at a nearby Planned Parenthood. Kate Smith, CBS News, "Need birth control? Planned Parenthood says there's an app for that," 4 Sep. 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/implants. Accessed 21 November 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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