verb (used with object)
- any device or material, especially of an inert substance, used for repairing or replacing part of the body.
- medication or radioactive material inserted into tissue for sustained therapy.
- implantation(def 1).
- an artificial tooth that has been inserted permanently into the jaw.
- a metal framework attached to the bones of the jaw for supporting artificial teeth.
Origin of implant
Examples from the Web for implant
Contemporary Examples of implant
I can see the implant in there, and see where the muscle is snatching that implant up.Azealia Banks Opens Up About Her Journey from Stripping to Rap Stardom
November 17, 2014
McDonough helped create an implant prototype, but in the end, “nothing happened to it,” Williams said in court testimony.Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’
The Center for Investigative Reporting
November 3, 2014
However, if several embryos do progress, it can be dangerous to implant them all, since that can lead to multiple pregnancies.
In Germany, for instance, you create one embryo and you implant that embryo.
Historical Examples of implant
He is the best doctor who can implant hope and courage in the human soul.How to Succeed
Orison Swett Marden
You will also begin to implant in the boy's mind a desire for travel.A Bid for Fortune
"Implant lessons of virtue and well-doing in earliest childhood," says Plato.That Last Waif
And as with the idea of property, so is it with all the other ideas which we have sought to implant in them.Eskimo Life
That is not to be wondered at, either, for we have done all we can to implant it there.Worldly Ways and Byways
verb (ɪmˈplɑːnt) (tr)
- to graft (a tissue) into the body
- to insert (a radioactive substance, hormone, etc) into the tissues
1890 as "thing implanted;" 1941 as "action of implanting," from implant (v.). Related: Implants, by 1981 as short for breast implants (1976).