[in-truh-vee-nuh s-lee]


through or within a vein. Abbreviation: IV

Origin of intravenously

First recorded in 1895–1900; intravenous + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for intravenously

Contemporary Examples of intravenously

  • They had been feeding him only intravenously and not giving him food.

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    The Day Castro Wept

    A. L. Bardach

    September 17, 2009

Historical Examples of intravenously

  • It was given at first hypodermatically or intravenously but the former method was painful.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • For this purpose 30 to 100 cubic centimeters should be administered subcutaneously or intravenously.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • Caffein was therefore given by mouth and injected subcutaneously into the peritoneal cavity, into the muscles, and intravenously.