Definition of implant in English:

implant

Syllabification: im·plant

verb

Pronunciation: /imˈplant
 
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[with object]
1Insert or fix (tissue or an artificial object) in a person’s body, especially by surgery: electrodes had been implanted in his brain
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  • He is the only Oregon surgeon now implanting the disc and will train other surgeons on the procedure.
  • So far in the United States, however, most of the chips have been implanted into the company's own employees.
  • A pacemaker is a small, battery-powered device that is implanted permanently into the body.
Synonyms
insert, embed, bury, lodge, place; graft
1.1 (implant someone/something with) Provide someone or something with an implant: rats implanted with amphetamine pellets
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  • They came by on March 29th to give Lenny his final shots and also to implant him with a microchip.
  • We are going to implant you with the health gadget, and give you a modified semi-automatic gun.
  • They in turn catch him and implant him with an electronic control to prevent him from acting against them.
1.2 [no object] (Of a fertilized egg) become attached to the wall of the uterus.
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  • Between five and seven days after ovulation, the fertilised egg implants into the wall of the uterus and produces root-like outgrowths called villi.
  • The males and females encounter each other briefly in the spring to mate, but the fertilized egg does not implant in the uterus until 10 or 11 months later.
  • Most would agree it begins when the fertilised egg implants in the woman's uterus.
1.3Establish or fix (an idea) in a person’s mind.
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  • I want to say that although you cannot be possessed by demons they can implant thoughts in your mind through suggestion.
  • But he has spent decades implanting the idea that he is an icon of his people and the two are inseparable.
  • So, after a lot of trial and error, I finally got the spell right to implant the idea that he'd like to go on holiday.
Synonyms
instill, inculcate, insinuate, introduce, inject, plant, sow, root, lodge

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈimˌplant
 
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A thing implanted in something else, especially a piece of tissue, prosthetic device, or other object implanted in the body: a silicone breast implant
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  • Applications include the manufacture of stents, catheters, suturing devices, auditory-canal implants, and specialized hypodermic needles.
  • Such applications include bone screws and pins, hip implants, cardiopulmonary devices, and spine cages.
  • Cochlear implants are used by people with profound deafness.
Synonyms
transplant, graft, implantation, insert

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin implantare 'engraft', from Latin in- 'into' + plantare 'to plant'.

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