Definition of implant in English:



  • 1 Insert or fix (tissue or an artificial object) in a person's body, especially by surgery.

    ‘electrodes had been implanted in his brain’
    • ‘The images are processed and sent to electrodes implanted in the patient's visual cortex.’
    • ‘The cells were then implanted under the skin of mice where they produced collagen and other materials consistent with cartilage.’
    • ‘Someday soon, money may even exist on a chip implanted under your skin.’
    • ‘Tests with monkeys who had electrodes implanted in their brains showed the animals could control a robotic arm using thoughts.’
    • ‘A common treatment for irregular hearts is to implant an electronic pacemaker.’
    • ‘In addition, pellets containing the male hormone testosterone were implanted in the abdomen.’
    • ‘The monitor is implanted in the chest and records the heart's rhythm.’
    • ‘So far in the United States, however, most of the chips have been implanted into the company's own employees.’
    • ‘A pacemaker is a small, battery-powered device that is implanted permanently into the body.’
    • ‘They're generated by a device implanted in the chest, with wires running up the neck.’
    • ‘One company already sells a chip that, implanted subcutaneously, stores a patient's medical history.’
    • ‘They are implanted in patients that are not responding to medication.’
    • ‘The chips are implanted into cattle so farmers can determine which cattle are theirs.’
    • ‘Why would we not implant a pacemaker in order to prevent further episodes?’
    • ‘Currently, about 250,000 electronic pacemakers are implanted in patients annually in the United States.’
    • ‘He is the only Oregon surgeon now implanting the disc and will train other surgeons on the procedure.’
    • ‘Surgeons implanted the device until a donor organ could be found.’
    • ‘But he warns there will be legal problems if we eventually try to have the devices surgically implanted.’
    insert, embed, bury, lodge, place, put in place, install, introduce
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    1. 1.1Provide someone or something with (something) by implantation.
      ‘rats were implanted with amphetamine pellets’
      • ‘Many people will want to take advantage of your system and implant it with various programs so that they can benefit.’
      • ‘Since he has defeated their leader, they see him as worthy and decide to implant him with cyborg components, including the headgear of the old leader.’
      • ‘It is typical for the owner of a slave to implant him with a device that would kill him if an escape attempt was made.’
      • ‘He also said that he felt that silicone implants were much more natural looking and would rather implant me with silicone but since they had been taken off of the market, he was unable to.’
      • ‘No, we don't plan to implant you with servomotors or the latest circuit board.’
      • ‘They came by on March 29th to give Lenny his final shots and also to implant him with a microchip.’
      • ‘But what they want him to do is way over the top: detach their leader's head and implant it with an interface to allow him to speak.’
      • ‘Sorry, but I don't believe that the government is going to implant me with some sort of chip that they can shut off at will.’
      • ‘Only a few visits to your doctor will be enough to implant you with chameleon genes and you've got thought controlled cosmetics.’
      • ‘They capture him and implant him with a controlling device and program him to kill the others.’
      • ‘They in turn catch him and implant him with an electronic control to prevent him from acting against them.’
      • ‘The solution, which was reported by the New England Journal of Medicine, was to implant her with healthy ovarian tissue that had been stored on ice since before she began her cancer treatment.’
      • ‘We are going to implant you with the health gadget, and give you a modified semi-automatic gun.’
    2. 1.2[no object](of a fertilized egg) become attached to the wall of the uterus.
      ‘some days later the fertilized egg implants into the lining of the uterus’
      • ‘If the sow has not eaten enough to sustain herself over the hibernation, the egg will not implant.’
      • ‘Some assisted conception techniques carry an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy, where the fertilised egg implants in the fallopian tubes instead of the uterus.’
      • ‘This stops any eggs that are fertilised from successfully implanting on to the wall of the womb.’
      • ‘All three of these birth control methods clearly prevent fertilised embryos from implanting in the uterus (thus terminating a pregnancy).’
      • ‘It can block the surge of hormones that cause of ovulation and it can also thicken the mucous and change the uterine lining which makes it inhospitable for a fertilized egg to implant.’
      • ‘In nature, not all of these successfully implant and are carried to term.’
      • ‘The short, yet strong burst of hormones provided by the pills interferes with the hormone pattern necessary for a pregnancy to occur by preventing an egg from implanting in the uterus.’
      • ‘Most would agree it begins when the fertilised egg implants in the woman's uterus.’
      • ‘Between five and seven days after ovulation, the fertilised egg implants into the wall of the uterus and produces root-like outgrowths called villi.’
      • ‘When Liu introduced an embryo to the artificial uterine lining, it successfully implanted.’
      • ‘Fibroids in the uterine lining may prevent the fertilized egg from implanting; a fibroid blocking the opening of the fallopian tube can keep the egg from being fertilized in the first place.’
      • ‘In around one in 100,000 pregnancies it falls out of the fallopian tube and can implant anywhere in the abdomen.’
      • ‘This is when the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, most often in the fallopian tube.’
      • ‘Thus, in an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg has implanted itself outside the uterus.’
      • ‘If fertilization has occurred, they prevent the egg from implanting into the uterus - the medical definition of pregnancy.’
      • ‘One in 80 pregnancies is ectopic, when the fertilized egg implants outside the cavity of the womb.’
      • ‘Of the 339 eggs transferred by the research team, 90 managed to implant properly in the uterus, and 15 offspring were born.’
      • ‘If it does not implant, then (fertilized or not) that egg cell is released from the body during a woman's normal menstruation.’
      • ‘The males and females encounter each other briefly in the spring to mate, but the fertilized egg does not implant in the uterus until 10 or 11 months later.’
      • ‘Once the egg is fertilized it may implant in the woman's uterus, where it should continue to develop and grow until birth.’
    3. 1.3Establish (an idea) in a person's mind.
      ‘this idea was implanted in my mind by a coincidence’
      • ‘The idea being implanted in the voter's brain is simple.’
      • ‘It's never too early to implant the concept of original aspect ratio to our children.’
      • ‘Someone who procures another to commit an offence by threats or by implanting a false belief may have substantial causal influence.’
      • ‘Others suspect that the ‘memories’ were implanted during interviews, and are unrelated to real events.’
      • ‘So my foot can be implanted in the minds of every little kid reading a textbook!’
      • ‘Riding my bike would clear my mind of all the impure thoughts implanted by corporate America and unleash unbridled creativity.’
      • ‘I inhaled his cologne, and tried to implant in my mind what it felt like to hold him.’
      • ‘With a thought, Jerry could implant a suggestion into other people's minds.’
      • ‘So, after a lot of trial and error, I finally got the spell right to implant the idea that he'd like to go on holiday.’
      • ‘It is the work of eliminating the old idea residing in the mind of people and implanting in it an advanced idea suited to an ideal society of mankind.’
      • ‘He implanted thoughts and memories that made you doubt each other.’
      • ‘You also have devices that can be used to implant ideas through subliminal suggestion.’
      • ‘The concept of corporate culture is firmly implanted in the lexicon of management.’
      • ‘I want to say that although you cannot be possessed by demons they can implant thoughts in your mind through suggestion.’
      • ‘They all laughed at Eddy's face implanted in their minds.’
      • ‘But he has spent decades implanting the idea that he is an icon of his people and the two are inseparable.’
      • ‘She implanted a suggestion in the woman's head that she had never seen her and that she had passed out due to the fact that her blood sugar was low.’
      • ‘A suggestion is implanted while people are in an ‘Alpha state’ to give more hours, work harder, and forgive transgressions such as no bonuses.’
      • ‘The earlier events in the day had probably implanted wrong ideas in his head.’
      • ‘Growing student populations were used to implant a sentiment of urgency.’
      instil, inculcate, insinuate, introduce, inject, plant, sow, sow the seeds of, infuse, impress, imprint, root, lodge
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  • A thing implanted in something else, especially a piece of tissue, prosthetic device, or other object implanted in the body.

    ‘a silicone breast implant’
    • ‘The contraceptive implant slowly releases a hormone into a woman's body that inhibits ovulation.’
    • ‘For those who do receive a cochlear implant, benefits can vary.’
    • ‘Documents released to the public on Wednesday indicate about 93 percent of silicone breast implants rupture within 10 years.’
    • ‘With the bone grafting complete, the final phase - dental implants - began.’
    • ‘Applications include the manufacture of stents, catheters, suturing devices, auditory-canal implants, and specialized hypodermic needles.’
    • ‘Patients undergoing breast augmentation procedures currently must receive saline implants.’
    • ‘I wouldn't be surprised if Lee has had cybernetic implants.’
    • ‘Cochlear implants are used by people with profound deafness.’
    • ‘Contraceptive implants and injections do not protect either partner against infection of sexually transmitted diseases.’
    • ‘Such applications include bone screws and pins, hip implants, cardiopulmonary devices, and spine cages.’
    • ‘He is profoundly deaf and uses hearing aids until he can have a cochlea implant later this year.’
    • ‘Static electricity can damage the components of an auditory brainstem implant.’
    • ‘He decides he needs a chin implant, lip injections, and a chemical peel.’
    • ‘Using genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and cybernetic implants, they set out to conquer human nature.’
    • ‘However, the FDA is more concerned about what happens when the implants rupture.’
    • ‘Periods may change significantly in the first year of using contraceptive implants or injections.’
    • ‘There is no way to enter or insert an implant without creating a scar.’
    • ‘People with profound hearing impairment may benefit from a cochlea implant.’
    • ‘She will need false teeth in her teens and will eventually need dental implants.’
    • ‘My cat needs a microchip ID implant in order to enter Japan with me.’
    transplant, graft, implantation, insert
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Late Middle English: from late Latin implantare engraft, from Latin in- into + plantare to plant.