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 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>
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>
Examples of inject
She told a few jokes to inject a little humor into her speech.
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
Rhymes with inject
abject, advect, affect, aspect, bisect, cathect, collect, confect, connect, convect, correct, cowl-necked, defect, deflect, deject, detect, direct, Dordrecht, effect, eject, elect, erect, ewe-necked, expect, goosenecked, infect, inflect, insect, inspect, neglect, object, pandect, porrect, prefect, prelect, project, prospect, protect, refect, reflect, reject, resect, respect, ring-necked, roll-necked, select, stiff-necked, subject, suspect, traject, transect, trisect, Utrecht, V-necked
Medical Definition of inject
1: to force a fluid into (a vessel, cavity, or tissue) for preserving, hardening, or coloring structures
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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