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inject

[ in-jekt ]
/ ɪnˈdʒɛkt /
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verb (used with object)
to force (a fluid) into a passage, cavity, or tissue: to inject a medicine into the veins.
to introduce (something new or different): to inject humor into a situation.
to introduce arbitrarily or inappropriately; intrude.
to interject (a remark, suggestion, etc.), as into conversation.
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Origin of inject

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Latin injectus, past participle of in(j)icere “to throw in,” equivalent to in- “in” + -jec- (combining form of jac- “to throw”) + -tus past participle suffix; see in-2

OTHER WORDS FROM inject

re·in·ject, verb (used with object)un·in·ject·ed, adjective

Other definitions for inject (2 of 2)

inject.

abbreviation
(in prescriptions) an injection.

Origin of inject.

From the Latin word injectiō
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British Dictionary definitions for inject

inject
/ (ɪnˈdʒɛkt) /

verb (tr)
med to introduce (a fluid) into (the body of a person or animal) by means of a syringe or similar instrument
(foll by into) to introduce (a new aspect or element)to inject humour into a scene
to interject (a comment, idea, etc)
to place (a rocket, satellite, etc) in orbit

Derived forms of inject

injectable, adjective

Word Origin for inject

C17: from Latin injicere to throw in, from jacere to throw
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Medical definitions for inject

inject
[ ĭn-jĕkt ]

v.
To introduce a substance, such as a drug or vaccine, into a body part.
To treat by means of injection.
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