skin-pop

verb
\ ˈskin-ˈpäp How to pronounce skin-pop (audio) \
skin-popped; skin-popping; skin-pops

Definition of skin-pop

intransitive verb

: to inject a drug subcutaneously rather than into a vein

transitive verb

: to inject (a drug) by skin-popping

Other Words from skin-pop

skin-popper \ ˈskin-​ˌpä-​pər How to pronounce skin-popper (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of skin-pop

1951, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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