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inject

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verb in·ject \in-ˈjekt\

Simple Definition of inject

  • : to force a liquid medicine or drug into someone or something by using a special needle

  • : to force (a liquid) into something

  • : to add (something) to something : to introduce (a particular quality) into something

Full Definition of inject

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to introduce into something forcefully <inject fuel into an engine> b :  to force a fluid into (as for medical purposes) <inject a drug into the bloodstream>

  3. 2 :  to introduce as an element or factor in or into some situation or subject <condemning any attempt to inject religious bigotry into the campaign — Current Biography>

in·ject·able play \-ˈjek-tə-bəl\ adjective or noun
in·jec·tor play \-ˈjek-tər\ noun

Examples of inject

  1. She told a few jokes to inject a little humor into her speech.

  2. We need to inject some life into this party.



Origin of inject

Latin injectus, past participle of inicere, from in- + jacere to throw — more at jet


First Known Use: 1601


Medical Dictionary

inject

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transitive verb in·ject \in-ˈjekt\

Medical Definition of inject

  1. 1:  to force a fluid into (a vessel, cavity, or tissue) for preserving, hardening, or coloring structures

  2. 2:  to introduce (as by injection or gravity flow) a fluid into (a living body) especially for the purpose of restoring fluid balance, treating nutritional deficiencies or disease, or relieving pain; also :  to treat (an individual) with injections





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