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transplant

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] uk   /trænˈsplɑːnt/ us    /-ˈsplænt/
to move something, or to be moved, from one place or person to another: The plants should be grown indoors until spring, when they can be transplanted outside.
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transplant

noun uk   /trænˈsplɑːnt/ us    /-ˈsplænt/
C2 [C or U] a medical operation in which a new organ is put into someone's body: a liver/kidney transplant transplant surgery He had a heart transplant (= doctors gave him a different, healthier heart instead of his old one). [C] something, especially a new organ, that has been transplanted: His body accepted/rejected the transplant.
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