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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)

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.

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)."