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English noun: transplant

1. transplant (body) (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient


Broader (hypernym)animal tissue

Narrower (hyponym)allograft, autograft, autoplasty, heterograft, homograft, xenograft

Domain categorysurgery

2. transplant (act) an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)

SamplesHe had a kidney transplant.
The long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent.
A child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago.

Synonymsorgan transplant, transplantation

Broader (hypernym)operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

Narrower (hyponym)corneal graft, corneal transplant, keratoplasty, xenotransplant, xenotransplantation

3. transplant (act) the act of removing something from one location and introducing it in another location

SamplesThe transplant did not flower until the second year.
Too frequent transplanting is not good for families.
She returned to Alabama because she could not bear transplantation.

Synonymstransplantation, transplanting

Broader (hypernym)movement

English verb: transplant

1. transplant (motion) lift and reset in another soil or situation

SamplesTransplant the young rice plants.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)displace

Verb grouptransplant

2. transplant (stative) be transplantable

SamplesThese delicate plants do not transplant easily.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)be

Verb grouptransfer, transplant

3. transplant (contact) place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)enter, infix, insert, introduce


4. transplant (change) transfer from one place or period to another

SamplesThe ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America.

Synonymstransfer, transpose

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)shift

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