Definition of inject
1a : to introduce into something forcefully inject fuel into an engineb : 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
injectableplay \in-ˈjek-tə-bəl\ adjective or noun
injectorplay \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.
Recent Examples of inject from the Web
About 40 volunteers are having the drugs injected into their spinal fluid.
And Volkow pointed to Canadian research showing that providing people with safe sites to inject drugs not only helps prevent the transmission of diseases, but gets people into treatment for their addiction.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton also injected his viewpoint, saying police likely wouldn’t have fired if Castile had been white.
But the spikes also seem to inject chemicals into the females.
Trump’s run-ins with Merkel at the back-to-back summits injected the U.S. president into the German campaign ahead of the country’s Sept. 24 election.
The leak occurred in a well that injects and withdraws gas from the facility owned by East Cheyenne Gas Storage.
Sylvester also participated in an international research study for brain cancer that injects a virus directly into the tumor, and along with an oral drug, attacks the cancer cells, Heros said.
And then a new problem was injected into the mix: the federal debt ceiling.
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Origin and Etymology of inject
Latin injectus, past participle of inicere, from in- + jacere to throw — more at jet
First Known Use: 1601
INJECT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inject for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of inject for Students
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.
Word Root of inject
The Latin word jacere, meaning “to throw,” and its form jactus give us the root ject. Words from the Latin jacere have something to do with throwing. To reject is to throw back or away. To eject is to throw out. To inject is to throw one thing into another. To project is to throw forward onto a surface.
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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