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interject

[ in-ter-jekt ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈdʒɛkt /
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verb (used with object)
to insert between other things: to interject a clarification of a previous statement.
Obsolete. to come between.
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Origin of interject

First recorded in 1570–80; from Latin interjectus, past participle of interjicere “to throw between,” equivalent to inter- “between, among, together” + -jec- (combining form of jac-, stem of jacere “to throw”) + -tus past participle suffix; see inter-

OTHER WORDS FROM interject

in·ter·jec·tor, nounun·in·ter·ject·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for interject

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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