inject

[in-jekt]

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.

Nearby words

  1. initiation factor,
  2. initiative,
  3. initiator,
  4. initiatory,
  5. initis,
  6. inject.,
  7. injectable,
  8. injectant,
  9. injected,
  10. injection

Origin of inject

1590–1600; < Latin injectus past participle of in(j)icere to throw in, equivalent to in- in-2 + -jec- (combining form of jac- throw) + -tus past participle suffix

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

inject.

(in prescriptions) an injection.

Origin of inject.

From the Latin word injectiō

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British Dictionary definitions for inject

inject

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 Formsinjectable, adjective

Word Origin for inject

C17: from Latin injicere to throw in, from jacere to throw

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Word Origin and History for inject

inject

v.

c.1600, from Latin iniectus "a casting on, throwing over," past participle of inicere "to throw in or on," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + -icere, comb. form of iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Related: Injectable; injected; injecting.

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Medicine 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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