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.
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.
- im·plant·er, noun
- un·im·plant·ed, adjective
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How to use implant in a sentence
Scientists may develop new ways to treat diseases, but drugs and implants could also be used to control our thoughts and emotions, or even change who we are — the stuff of dystopian novels.
Unlike engineering, the solution to the brain isn’t more channels or more implants.
Rather than removing the entire implant, it could potentially be useful to leave the threads inside the brain and only remove the top cap—the Link device that contains the processing chip.
The electrodes of the implant itself are “sewn” into the brain with automated robotic surgery, relying on brain imaging techniques to avoid blood vessels and reduce brain bleeding.
Researchers gave mixed reviews of Elon Musk’s colorful demonstration on Friday of Neuralink, his sci-fi startup that’s developing a brain implant.Neurologists aren’t so sure about Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain implant startup | dzanemorris | August 31, 2020 | Fortune
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
McDonough helped create an implant prototype, but in the end, “nothing happened to it,” Williams said in court testimony.
After he removed the plastic implant, her skin cleared up completely.
Food critic and travel writer Lucy Knisley added a comic discussing her personal experiences with the birth control implant.‘Oh Joy Sex Toy’: The Internet’s Most Radical Sex-Fueled Comic Strip | Rich Goldstein | May 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
October 2012 saw her follow the surgery by spending an additional $16,000 on a rhinoplasty and a chin implant.‘Teen Mom’ Farrah Abraham’s Rocky Path to Sex-Tape Stardom. Also, Sex Tapes Are Still a Thing? | Melissa Leon | April 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
How could we avoid receiving, in our infancy, whatever impressions and opinions our teachers and relations chose to implant in us?Letters To Eugenia | Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
She had made an effort to keep her children from harmful influences and to implant in them a hate for these things.Maezli | Johanna Spyri
In their cases the mistress has no bad impressions to efface and she can implant her own modes in virgin soil.The Expert Maid-Servant | Cristine Terhune Herrick
Nor is it a slight proof of the mighty power of love that it can thus implant fear in the breast of a sailor.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II | Various
If he have sense and abilities, they ought rather to guard his bosom from so contemptible an inmate, than implant it there.The Mysterious Wanderer, Vol. I | Sophia Reeve
British Dictionary definitions for implant
to establish firmly; inculcate; instil: to 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
- implanter, noun
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Scientific definitions for implant
(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.
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