[ in-ter-jekt ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈdʒɛkt /

verb (used with object)

to insert between other things: to interject a clarification of a previous statement.
Obsolete. to come between.

Origin of interject

1570–80; < Latin interjectus past participle of interjicere to throw between, equivalent to inter- inter- + -jec- (combining form of jac-, stem of jacere to throw) + -tus past participle suffix


in·ter·jec·tor, nounun·in·ter·ject·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for interject

/ (ˌɪntəˈdʒɛkt) /

verb (tr)

to interpose abruptly or sharply; interrupt with; throw inshe interjected clever remarks
archaic to come between; interpose

Derived forms of interject

interjector, noun

Word Origin for interject

C16: from Latin interjicere to place between, from jacere to throw
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