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[verb im-plant, -plahnt; noun im-plant, -plahnt] /verb ɪmˈplænt, -ˈplɑnt; noun ˈɪmˌplænt, -ˌplɑnt/

verb (used with object)
to put or fix firmly:
to implant sound principles in a child’s mind.
to securely.
Medicine/Medical. to insert or graft (a tissue, organ, or inert substance) into the body.


verb (transitive) (ɪmˈplɑːnt)
to establish firmly; inculcate; instil: to implant sound moral principles
to plant or embed; infix; entrench

noun (ˈɪmˌplɑːnt)
anything implanted, esp surgically, such as a tissue graft or hormone

early 15c., from French implanter “to insert, engraft,” from assimilated form of in- “into, in, on, upon” (see in- (2)) + planter “to plant” (see plant (n.)). Related: Implanted; implanting.

1890 as “thing implanted;” 1941 as “action of implanting,” from implant (v.). Related: Implants, by 1981 as short for breast implants (1976).

implant im·plant (ĭm-plānt’)
v. im·plant·ed, im·plant·ing, im·plants

n. (ĭm’plānt’)
Something implanted, especially a surgically implanted tissue or device.
Noun (ĭm’plānt’) Something that is placed, usually surgically, within a living body, as grafted tissue or a medical device, such as a pacemaker.



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