- to put or fix firmly: to implant sound principles in a child's mind.
- to plant securely.
- Medicine/Medical. to insert or graft (a tissue, organ, or inert substance) into the body.
- 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
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.
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
- to establish firmly; inculcate; instilto implant sound moral principles
- to plant or embed; infix; entrench
- to graft (a tissue) into the body
- to insert (a radioactive substance, hormone, etc) into the tissues
- anything implanted, esp surgically, such as a tissue graft or hormone
Word Origin and History for implant
1890 as "thing implanted;" 1941 as "action of implanting," from implant (v.). Related: Implants, by 1981 as short for breast implants (1976).
- To insert or embed an object or a device surgically.
- To graft or insert a tissue within the body.
- To become attached to and embedded in the uterine lining. Used of a fertilized egg.
- Something implanted, especially a surgically implanted tissue or device.
- (ĭm′plănt′) Something that is placed, usually surgically, within a living body, as grafted tissue or a medical device, such as a pacemaker.
- To become attached to and embedded in the maternal uterine lining. Used of a fertilized egg.