inject

verb
in·​ject | \ in-ˈjekt How to pronounce inject (audio) \
injected; injecting; injects

Definition of inject

transitive verb

1a : 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 campaignCurrent Biography

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Other Words from inject

injectable \ in-​ˈjek-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce injectable (audio) \ adjective or noun
injector \ in-​ˈjek-​tər How to pronounce injector (audio) \ noun

Examples of inject in a Sentence

She told a few jokes to inject a little humor into her speech. We need to inject some life into this party.

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But in the 1920s, American physicians George Minot and William Murphy figured out that patients can simply be injected with B[12rich liver extracts, rendering pernicious anemia a misnomer. Jon Wertheim And Jacob Feldman, SI.com, "The Incomparable Life and Mysterious Death of Suzanne Lenglen," 27 June 2019 Scientists concluded that a small amount of magma was injected about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) under the northern portion of the caldera. Emilie Hooft, The Conversation, "We probed Santorini’s volcano with sound to learn what’s going on beneath the surface," 24 June 2019 And consider, finally, the new impetus that robotic chauffeurs could inject into urban sprawl. Andrew Moore, National Geographic, "To build the cities of the future, we must get out of our cars," 17 June 2019 The certificates were installed so that adware known as Superfish could inject ads into encrypted webpages. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Sennheiser discloses monumental blunder that cripples HTTPS on PCs and Macs," 28 Nov. 2018 The biggest difference, obviously, is that the shot is injected into muscle and the spray is inhaled through your nose. Korin Miller, SELF, "Health Experts Urge Everyone—Especially Kids—to Get Their Flu Shot by Halloween," 5 Sep. 2018 Dawn-Renee Smith, the department’s chief of staff, said the curtain was lowered after the execution team notified Department Director Scott Frakes that the last drug had been injected. Grant Schulte, The Seattle Times, "Nebraska executes inmate using powerful opioid fentanyl," 14 Aug. 2018 But recent laboratory tests found that rhesus monkeys were far more likely to survive high doses of radiation if injected with Leukine 48 hours after exposure. BostonGlobe.com, "The week in business," 9 June 2018 Coach Brett Brown said that change injected energy into the game from the jump and, from a defensive standpoint, gave the Sixers the upper hand early on. Sarah Todd, Philly.com, "After tough start to series, Dario Saric leads Sixers to Game 4 win over Celtics," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of inject

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for inject

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

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inject

verb

English Language Learners 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

inject

verb
in·​ject | \ in-ˈjekt How to pronounce inject (audio) \
injected; injecting

Kids Definition of inject

1 : to force a fluid (as a medicine) into by using a special needle
2 : to introduce as something needed or additional He tried to inject confidence into his brother.
in·​ject | \ in-ˈjekt How to pronounce inject (audio) \

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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