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.
- re·in·ject, verb (used with object)
- un·in·ject·ed, adjective
Other definitions for inject. (2 of 2)
(in prescriptions) an injection.
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How to use inject in a sentence
So far the researchers have only studied the proteins’ behavior in vitro, so it’s unclear how the body’s immune system would respond to them if they were injected into a human.Scientists Used Protein Switches to Turn T-Cells Into Cancer-Fighting Guided Missiles | Edd Gent | August 24, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Afterwards, they injected a powerful toxin called LPS, a life-threatening chemical that triggers vast immune reactions in the mice.We Need New, Safer Ways to Treat Pain. Could Electroacupuncture Be One? | Shelly Fan | August 18, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Without exercising a day, aged mice injected with the plasma from the runners performed better in memory tests—similar to a human in his or her late 30s or early 40s.Couch Potato No More: How the Benefits of Exercise Transfer to the Brain | Shelly Fan | July 14, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Considering this measure would inject over $900 million into the housing industry, it is appropriate to have strong oversight in place to ensure tax dollars are spent effectively as we work to bring units online to meet our affordable housing needs.
When injected into the body, human cells will make copies of that protein.A COVID-19 vaccine may come soon. Will the blistering pace backfire? | Tina Hesman Saey | July 10, 2020 | Science News
It would inject a threat of accountability into power, and upend the impunity wartime leaders had operated under for years.
Only she can make hetersoexuality sound like a life-saving elixir that I need to inject directly into my veins.
To raise oil from the depths, rigs often inject water at high-pressure into the wells.
“Think of it like a cigarette break,” he says of the times he stops to inject.
Her aspirations were noble: inject high art into pop music and create a Koons-esque kaleidoscope of dance tracks.
In an era of sentimental and romantic writing, she dared to inject severe realism.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
Make injections of a decoction of origane mugwort, dog's mercury, betony, and eggs; inject into the womb with a female syringe.The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher | Anonymous
Which is why I prefer to inject a little randomness into my attacks on gait-recognition: I put a handful of gravel into each shoe.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
A week to ten days later inject a similar minimal lethal dose into the peritoneal cavity.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
Now release the grasp of the left hand and slowly inject the fluid contained in the syringe.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
British Dictionary definitions for inject
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
- injectable, adjective
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