Pronunciation: /ɪmˈplɑːnt /[usually with object]
- 1Insert or fix (tissue or an artificial object) in a person’s body, especially by surgery: electrodes had been implanted in his brainMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1 (implant someone/thing with) Provide someone or something with (something) by implantation: rats were implanted with amphetamine pelletsMore example sentences
- 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: some days later the fertilized egg implants into the lining of the uterusMore example sentences
- 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 (an idea) in a person’s mind: this idea was implanted in my mind by a coincidenceMore example sentences
- 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.
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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 implantMore example sentences
- 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.
late Middle English: from late Latin implantare 'engraft', from Latin in- 'into' + plantare 'to plant'.