from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To set in firmly, as into the ground: implant fence posts.
- transitive v. To establish securely, as in the mind or consciousness; instill: habits that had been implanted early in childhood.
- transitive v. Medicine To insert or embed (an object or a device) surgically: implant a drug capsule; implant a pacemaker.
- transitive v. Medicine To graft or insert (a tissue) within the body.
- intransitive v. Embryology To become attached to and embedded in the uterine lining. Used of a fertilized egg.
- n. Something implanted, especially a surgically implanted tissue or device: a dental implant; a subcutaneous implant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To fix firmly or set securely or deeply.
- v. To insert (something) surgically into the body.
- v. Of an embryo, to become attached to and embedded in the womb.
- n. Anything surgically implanted in the body, such as a tissue graft or prosthesis, particularly breast implants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To plant, or infix, for the purpose of growth; to fix deeply; to instill; to inculate; to introduce.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To plant, set, fix, or lodge; cause to take root or form a vital union: with in: as, to implant living tissue from one part of the body in another; to implant sound principles in the mind.
- To cause to be supplied or enriched; imbue or endow: with with.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. put firmly in the mind
- v. fix or set securely or deeply
- n. a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue
- v. become attached to and embedded in the uterus
Middle English implanten, from Medieval Latin implantāre : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin plantāre, to plant (from planta, a shoot; see plant).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin implantō. (Wiktionary)