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Dictionary definition for: Plant

1. (n) buildings for carrying on industrial labor; "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"

2. (v) put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground; "Let''s plant flowers in the garden"

3. (n) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

4. (v) fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent" "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"

5. (n) something planted secretly for discovery by another; "the police used a plant to trick the thieves" "he claimed that the evidence against him was a plant"

6. (v) set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"

7. (v) place into a river; "plant fish"

8. (n) an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience

9. (v) place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive; "Plant a spy in Moscow" "plant bugs in the dissident''s apartment"

10. (v) put firmly in the mind; "Plant a thought in the students" minds"

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