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verb [transitive] implant pronunciation in British English /ɪmˈplɑːnt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleimplanting
past tenseimplanted
past participleimplanted

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  1. 1
    to put something into someones body in a medical operation
    implant something in something:

    The fertilized eggs are implanted in the mother’s womb.

  2. 2
    to put an idea or attitude into someones mind so that it influences their character or behaviour

    It is impossible for these moral values to be implanted in people by force.


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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