injection

noun in·jec·tion \ in-ˈjek-shən \

Definition of injection

1 a :an act or instance of injecting
b :the placing of an artificial satellite or a spacecraft into an orbit or on a trajectory; also :the time or place at which injection occurs
2 :something (such as a medication) that is injected
3 :a mathematical function that is a one-to-one mapping — compare bijection, surjection

Examples of injection in a Sentence

  1. The medicine cannot be taken orally; it must be given by injection.

  2. an injection of a painkiller

  3. The struggling company needed an injection of cash.

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First Known Use of injection

15th century


INJECTION Defined for English Language Learners

injection

noun

Definition of injection for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of forcing a liquid medicine or drug into someone or something by using a special needle

  • : the act or process of forcing a liquid into something

  • : the addition of something (such as money) that is needed to support something


INJECTION Defined for Kids

injection

noun in·jec·tion \ in-ˈjek-shən \

Definition of injection for Students

:an act or instance of forcing a fluid (as a medicine) into a part of the body by using a special needle
  • Insulin can be given by injection.

Medical Dictionary

injection

noun in·jec·tion \ in-ˈjek-shən \

medical Definition of injection

1 a :the act or an instance of injecting a drug or other substance into the body
b :a solution (as of a drug) intended for injection (as by catheter or hypodermic syringe) either under or through the skin or into the tissues, a vein, or a body cavity
c :an act or process of injecting vessels or tissues; also :a specimen prepared by injection
2 :the state of being injected :congestion — see circumcorneal injection


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