inject

[ in-jekt ]
/ ɪnˈdʒɛkt /

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.

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
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British Dictionary definitions for injected

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 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 injected

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 injected (1 of 2)

injected

[ ĭn-jĕktĭd ]

adj.

Of or relating to a substance introduced into the body.
Of or relating to a blood vessel that is visibly distended with blood.

Medicine definitions for injected (2 of 2)

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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