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IMPLANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does implant mean? 

IMPLANT (noun)
  The noun IMPLANT has 1 sense:

1. a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue

  Familiarity information: IMPLANT used as a noun is very rare.


IMPLANT (verb)
  The verb IMPLANT has 3 senses:

1. fix or set securely or deeply
2. become attached to and embedded in the uterus
3. put firmly in the mind

  Familiarity information: IMPLANT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPLANT (noun)


Sense 1implant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A prosthesis placed permanently in tissue

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("implant" is a kind of...):

prosthesis; prosthetic device (corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "implant"):

artificial heart (a pump that replaces the natural heart)

shunt (implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body)

penile implant (an implant that creates an artificial erection)

lens implant (a clear plastic lens that is implanted in the eye; usually done when the natural lens has been removed in a cataract operation)

heart valve (an implant that replaces a natural cardiac valve)

dental implant (an implant that replaces a natural tooth)

breast implant (an implant for cosmetic purposes to replace a breast that has been surgically removed)

artificial joint (a metal or plastic part that is surgically implanted to replace a natural joint (possibly elbow or wrist but usually hip or knee))


IMPLANT (verb)


Sense 1implant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fix or set securely or deeply

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

embed; imbed; implant; engraft; plant

Context examples:

He planted a knee in the back of his opponent / The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum

Hypernyms (to "implant" is one way to...):

enter; infix; insert; introduce (put or introduce into something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "implant"):

pot (plant in a pot)

nest (fit together or fit inside)

bury; sink (embed deeply)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2implant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become attached to and embedded in the uterus

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The egg fertilized in vitro implanted in the uterus of the birth mother with no further complications

Hypernyms (to "implant" is one way to...):

attach (become attached)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3implant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put firmly in the mind

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

implant; plant

Context example:

Plant a thought in the students' minds

Hypernyms (to "implant" is one way to...):

communicate; pass; pass along; pass on; put across (transmit information)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


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