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

     

    transplant

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    verb
    BrE BrE//trænsˈplɑːnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈplænt//
     
    ; BrE BrE//trænzˈplɑːnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈplænt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they transplant
    BrE BrE//trænsˈplɑːnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈplænt//
     
    ; BrE BrE//trænzˈplɑːnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈplænt//
     
    he / she / it transplants
    BrE BrE//trænsˈplɑːnts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈplænts//
     
    ; BrE BrE//trænzˈplɑːnts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈplænts//
     
    past simple transplanted
    BrE BrE//trænsˈplɑːntɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈplæntɪd//
     
    ; BrE BrE//trænzˈplɑːntɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈplæntɪd//
     
    past participle transplanted
    BrE BrE//trænsˈplɑːntɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈplæntɪd//
     
    ; BrE BrE//trænzˈplɑːntɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈplæntɪd//
     
    -ing form transplanting
    BrE BrE//trænsˈplɑːntɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænsˈplæntɪŋ//
     
    ; BrE BrE//trænzˈplɑːntɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænzˈplæntɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1transplant something (from somebody/something) (into somebody/something) to take an organ, skin, etc. from one person, animal, part of the body, etc. and put it into or onto another Surgeons have successfully transplanted a liver into a four-year-old boy. Patients often reject transplanted organs. Organs are transplanted from donors into patients who need them. compare implant See related entries: Operations
  2. 2transplant something to move a growing plant and plant it somewhere else The Dutch successfully transplanted trees to the East Indies.
  3. 3transplant somebody/something (from…) (to…) (formal) to move somebody/something to a different place or environment Japanese production methods have been transplanted into some British factories.
  4. Word Origin late Middle English (as a verb describing the repositioning of a plant): from late Latin transplantare, from Latin trans- ‘across’ + plantare ‘to plant’. The noun dates from the mid 18th cent.
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