WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
im•plant•a•ble  (im plantə bəl, -plän-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Surgerycapable of being implanted.
  2. Surgerypertaining to a device, as a micropump or porous polymer membrane, for surgical insertion under the skin for the controlled release of a drug.

n. 
  1. Surgerya material, foreign to the body, that can be implanted without undue risk of rejection.
  • implant + -able 1955–60

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
im•plant /v. ɪmˈplænt; n. ˈɪmˌplænt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to establish or fix firmly in the mind:to implant principles of behavior.
  2. to plant securely (in something):to implant a post in the soil.
  3. Medicineto insert or graft (a substance) into the body:The doctors implanted the new heart in the patient.

n. [countable]
  1. Surgery, Medicinea device or material used for repairing or replacing part of the body:an organ implant.
im•plant•a•ble, adj. 
im•plant•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
im•plant  (v. im plant, -plänt;n. implant′, -plänt′),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to put or fix firmly:to implant sound principles in a child's mind.
  2. to plant securely.
  3. Medicineto insert or graft (a tissue, organ, or inert substance) into the body.

n. 
  1. Surgery, Medicine[Med.]
    • any device or material, esp. of an inert substance, used for repairing or replacing part of the body.
    • medication or radioactive material inserted into tissue for sustained therapy.
    • implantation (def. 1).
  2. Dentistry
    • an artificial tooth that has been inserted permanently into the jaw.
    • a metal framework attached to the bones of the jaw for supporting artificial teeth.
im•planter, n. 
  • im-1 + plant 1535–45

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