Associations to the word «Implant»


IMPLANT, verb. (transitive) To fix firmly or set securely or deeply.
IMPLANT, verb. (transitive) To insert (something) surgically into the body.
IMPLANT, verb. (intransitive) Of an embryo, to become attached to and embedded in the womb.
IMPLANT, noun. Anything surgically implanted in the body, such as a tissue graft or prosthesis, particularly breast implants.
IMPLANT, noun. (travel) A representative of a travel company, working within the office of a large client and exclusively dealing with that client.

Dictionary definition

IMPLANT, noun. A prosthesis placed permanently in tissue.
IMPLANT, verb. Fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum".
IMPLANT, verb. Become attached to and embedded in the uterus; "The egg fertilized in vitro implanted in the uterus of the birth mother with no further complications".
IMPLANT, verb. Put firmly in the mind; "Plant a thought in the students' minds".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.