re·​in·​ject | \ (ˌ)rē-in-ˈjekt How to pronounce reinject (audio) \
reinjected; reinjecting

Definition of reinject

transitive verb

: to inject (something) again Unlike conventional foam, silicone cures quickly and can be reinjected— Jeff Rich and Steve Cohen also : to return or replenish (something) by injection especially following removal The technique would involve removing diseased stem cells from the fetus's bloodstream, transferring healthy genes into them, and reinjecting the treated cells into the fetus. — Pat Ohlendorf-Moffat … for each barrel of oil displaced two barrels of water must be reinjected into the reservoir. — A. Alvarez

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reinjection \ (ˌ)rē-​in-​ˈjek-​shən How to pronounce reinjection (audio) \ noun, plural reinjections
After the initial treatment, reinjection with collagen at intervals is required to maintain full correction. — Elizabeth A. Abel et al. reinjection of treated cells It works so reliably that some patients come regularly for reinjections into eyebrows or small areas of the scalp. — Richard B. Weller et al.

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1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Reinject.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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