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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The problem is, the McGuffin has been injected into Vanessa Kirby's Hattie Shaw, MI6 spy and Deckard's sister. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Hobbs & Shaw: A McLaren, a McGuffin, banter, and plenty of action," 2 Aug. 2019 That fat is then injected in the marked areas of the butt. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, "What Is A Brazilian Butt Lift?," 28 July 2019 Depending on how much saliva is injected, the site can experience discoloration for weeks. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Gulp. The Summer of the “Toe-Biter” Bug is Upon Us," 25 July 2019 Founded on the premise of using the body’s dormant stem cells to combat disease, Frequency has developed an experimental drug that would be injected through the eardrum into the middle ear of patients with hearing loss, a fairly routine procedure. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "Frequency Therapeutics raises another $62 million," 23 July 2019 Water was injected through a nozzle, the pack was kneaded to reconstitute the food then squeezed directly into the mouth through an opening. Sarah-grace Mankarious, CNN, "Floating food: The history of eating in space," 19 July 2019 The computer simulation shows that pushing out the methane with CO2 is greatly enhanced if a high concentration of nitrogen is also injected, and that the gas swap is a two-step process. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, "Climate Solution: Use Carbon Dioxide to Generate Electricity," 17 July 2019 Newsom said he was particularly disturbed by a surge of permits for fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, in which high-pressure liquids are injected into the earth to release oil and gas deposits. Alexei Koseff, SFChronicle.com, "Gavin Newsom fires California official who OKd big increase in fracking," 12 July 2019 The greenhouse gas can then be injected underground in depleted gas fields or converted into something useful. Akshat Rathi, Quartz, "A tiny tweak in California law is creating a strange thing: carbon-negative oil," 1 July 2019

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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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