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transplantverb

 us   /trænsˈplænt/
  • transplant verb (CHANGE ENVIRONMENT)

[I/T] to move someone or something, or to be moved from one ​place to another: [T] I transplanted those ​bushes to the back of the ​house.
  • transplant verb (MOVE ORGAN)

[T] to move ​tissue or an ​organ from one person’s ​body to another’s

transplantnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtrænsˌplænt/
  • transplant noun [C] (MEDICAL OPERATION)

a ​medicaloperation in which a new ​organ or ​tissue is put into someone's ​body: He ​survived a ​kidney transplant.
  • transplant noun [C] (PERSON/THING)

someone or something that has moved or been moved from one ​place to another: I’m a transplant from California.
(Definition of transplant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"transplant" in British English

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transplantverb [I or T, usually + adv/prep]

uk   /trænˈsplɑːnt/  us   /-ˈsplænt/

transplantnoun

uk   /trænˈsplɑːnt/  us   /-ˈsplænt/
C2 [C or U] a ​medicaloperation 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, ​healthierheartinstead of his ​old one). [C] something, ​especially a new ​organ, that has been transplanted: His ​bodyaccepted/​rejected the transplant.

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(Definition of transplant from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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