Definition of implant verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    implant

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    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈplɑːnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈplænt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they implant
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈplɑːnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈplænt//
     
    he / she / it implants
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈplɑːnts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈplænts//
     
    past simple implanted
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈplɑːntɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈplæntɪd//
     
    past participle implanted
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈplɑːntɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈplæntɪd//
     
    -ing form implanting
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈplɑːntɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈplæntɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1[transitive] implant something (in/into something) to fix an idea, attitude, etc. firmly in somebody’s mind Prejudices can easily become implanted in the mind.
  2. 2[transitive] implant something (in/into something) to put something (usually something artificial) into a part of the body for medical purposes, usually by means of an operation an electrode implanted into the brain So far, only one person has survived an operation to implant an artificial heart. compare transplant See related entries: Operations
  3. 3[intransitive] implant (in/into something) (of an egg or an embryo) to become fixed inside the body of a person or an animal so that it can start to develop The embryo is placed into the uterus where it has a chance to implant.
  4. Word Origin late Middle English: from late Latin implantare ‘graft’, from Latin in- ‘into’ + plantare ‘to plant’.
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