implant Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “implant” in the English Dictionary

"implant" in British English

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implantverb [T]

uk   /ɪmˈplɑːnt/  us   /-ˈplænt/

implant verb [T] (OBJECT)

to put an ​organ, ​group of ​cells, or ​device into the ​body in a ​medicaloperation: The owner's ​name and ​address is ​stored on a ​microchip and implanted in the dog's ​body.

implant verb [T] (IDEA)

to ​fixideas, ​feelings, or ​opinions in someone else's ​mind: He implanted some very ​strangeattitudes in his ​children. There is much ​debate on the ​issue of "​therapists" implanting ​falsememories of ​sexualabuse inadults.

implantnoun [C]

/ˈɪm.plɑːnt/  us /-plænt/
an ​organ, ​group of ​cells, or ​device that has been put into the ​body in a ​medicaloperation: breast/​heartvalve implants
(Definition of implant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"implant" in American English

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implantverb [T]

 us   /ɪmˈplænt/
to put an ​organ, ​group of ​cells, or ​device into the ​body in a ​medicaloperation: He had a new ​heartvalve implanted. fig. Women's ​basketball must ​find a way to implant itself into (= ​become a ​part of) the ​sportinglandscape.
noun [C]  us   /ˈɪm·plænt/
dental implants
(Definition of implant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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