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Definition of implant verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they implant
    he / she / it implants
    past simple implanted
    -ing form implanting
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  1. 1[transitive] implant something (in/into something) to fix an idea, attitude, etc. firmly in someone'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
  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. implantation
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  5. NAmE//ˌɪmplænˈteɪʃn//
    noun [uncountable] the implantation of the fertilized ovum
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