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Definition of "implant" []

  • To set in firmly, as into the ground: implant fence posts. (verb-transitive)
  • To establish securely, as in the mind or consciousness; instill: habits that had been implanted early in childhood. (verb-transitive)
  • Medicine To insert or embed (an object or a device) surgically: implant a drug capsule; implant a pacemaker. (verb-transitive)
  • Medicine To graft or insert (a tissue) within the body. (verb-transitive)
  • Embryology To become attached to and embedded in the uterine lining. Used of a fertilized egg. (verb-intransitive)
  • To establish firmly; inculcate; instil (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To plant or embed; infix; entrench (verb)
  • To graft (a tissue) into the body (verb)
  • To insert (a radioactive substance, hormone, etc) into the tissues (verb)
  • Anything implanted, esp surgically, such as a tissue graft or hormone (noun)

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Use "implant" in a sentence
  • "Even if you think the metal implant is compatible with the MRI machine, you must let the MRI personnel know in order to ensure this metal is compatible."
  • "P.S. Tudyk had a cut on his head … was that from his wound last week or was it a brain implant … hmmmmmmmmmm!"
  • "She has warned me that for safety reasons an implant is usually an 18 month process from start to finish, and the cost here is about $2,1000Pesos each (1,620 US Dollars)."