inject

verb
in·​ject | \ in-ˈjekt \
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 \ adjective or noun
injector \ in-​ˈjek-​tər \ 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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In a preview for Sunday's episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kourtney Kardashian, 39, is seen injecting herself with hormones in preparation for having her eggs retrieved and frozen, a process that seems to be taking its toll. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Kourtney Kardashian Is Freezing Her Eggs 'for Safety'," 30 Nov. 2018 The killing involved restraining the journalist and injecting him with a tranquilizer that led to his death by overdose, the office said. Ian Talley, WSJ, "Saudis to Seek Death Penalty in Khashoggi Killing," 15 Nov. 2018 Climeworks' small plant captures that carbon and injects it back into the ground, where mineral reactions help the CO2 bind with basalt, essentially storing the gas as a rock. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Company that sucks CO2 from air announces a new methane-producing plant," 4 Oct. 2018 After all, her entire show — which was just greenlit for a second season — focuses on taking cookie cutter homes in Southern California and injecting them with personality. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "HGTV's Jasmine Roth Has An Awesome Alternative To The Basic Gallery Wall," 28 Aug. 2018 But this latest mission is unique because engineers are creating blocks of material instead of injecting it directly onto the heat shield. Elizabeth Howell, Space.com, "NASA's Orion Spacecraft Gets Heat Shield for Daring Test Flight to the Moon," 21 Aug. 2018 Huncho then injects himself into the video for a verse outside of the psychiatric ward. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Rich The Kid Nearly Goes Insane in New 'Lost It' Video Featuring Quavo & Offset," 10 July 2018 Metzman writes of Celia: Those times infused her with pleasure, injected her with new life. Beth Kephart, Philly.com, "Frances Metzman's 'Cha-Cha Babes of Pelican Bay': The rules of dancing, life, and rocking thongs in a retirement village," 6 July 2018 But that, plus the ongoing chase after Ghost, is just a gossamer excuse for Reed to construct action set pieces that play with scale in all sorts of inventive ways, and inject them with witty banter. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Ant-Man and the Wasp," 5 July 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 \
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 \

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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