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.
- implant denture,
- implanted suture,
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|Marlow Stern|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
McDonough helped create an implant prototype, but in the end, “nothing happened to it,” Williams said in court testimony.
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.
I saw her brother gaze silently; saw him stoop and implant a kiss––and turn away.
When this remains open, the cancerous cells escape freely and implant themselves on the pelvic peritoneum and adjacent organs.
But have they power to destroy vice or implant virtue in the heart?Chaucer's Translation of Boethius's 'De Consolatione Philosophiae'|Geoffrey Chaucer
In colleges grown from English seedlings we sought to implant grafts from German universities.College Teaching|Paul Klapper
Such examples show conclusively that the lawgiver can implant in youthful minds any beliefs which he tries to implant.
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).