Definition of implant in English:

implant

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verb

Pronunciation: /ɪmˈplɑːnt
 
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[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 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, put in place, install, introduce; graft, engraft
1.1 (implant someone/thing with) Provide someone or something with (something) by implantation: rats were 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: some days later the fertilized egg implants into the lining 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 (an idea) in a person’s mind: this idea was implanted in my mind by a coincidence
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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
instil, inculcate, insinuate, introduce, inject, plant, sow, sow the seeds of, infuse, impress, imprint, root, lodge

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈɪmplɑːnt
 
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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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