hypodermic needle


Definition of hypodermic needle

2 : a hypodermic syringe complete with needle

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Synonyms for hypodermic needle


hype [slang], hypodermic, hypodermic syringe, needle, syringe

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Examples of hypodermic needle in a Sentence

doesn't mind getting shots as long as he doesn't catch sight of the hypodermic needle

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Police noticed a hypodermic needle and a metal spoon inside the vehicle. Bob Sandrick, cleveland.com, "Wanted man arrested after tire flies off his car: Brook Park Police Blotter," 19 July 2019 The sharp objects were so prevalent that one woman reported getting pricked by a hypodermic needle wedged in a seat cushion. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "Needles on wane in BART trains and stations, another sign of fentanyl’s rise," 7 July 2019 There are even hypodermic needles being tossed in the pits along with human waste and other garbage. latimes.com, "Filth from homeless camps is luring rats to L.A. City Hall, report says," 3 June 2019 Besides a spike in violent crime, conductors have also taken to the taken to the trains' PA systems to warn riders about hypodermic needles being left on seats by transient drug users. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "BART may have to spend up to $200M to replace turnstiles in attempt to curb fare cheaters," 21 Aug. 2018 Prosecutor Jacob McCrindle told the court that Bibaud was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over for a defective brake light, and she was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle and seven baggies of heroin. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, "Woman at center of State Police scandal resolves heroin charge," 12 Jan. 2018 The guy who sells hypodermic needles near the Somerset El station? Aubrey Whelan, Philly.com, "Cautious optimism as Kensington heroin camps prepare for eviction," 24 May 2018 Police later found a hypodermic needle in a trash can and a glass pipe inside the man's coat. Brian Lisik/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Juveniles at park cited for drug abuse: Independence Police Blotter," 8 Jan. 2018 Rowan, who is a diabetic , needs to carry hypodermic needles with her for medical reasons. Christopher Elliott, chicagotribune.com, "For people with diabetes, air travel can present a host of challenges," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of hypodermic needle

circa 1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hypodermic needle was circa 1909

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hypodermic needle

hy·​po·​der·​mic needle | \ ˌhī-pə-ˈdər-mik-\

Kids Definition of hypodermic needle

2 : a small syringe used with a hollow needle to inject material (as a vaccine) into or beneath the skin

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Medical Definition of hypodermic needle

2 : a hypodermic syringe complete with needle

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