- 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
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- 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
Word Origin for inject
C17: from Latin injicere to throw in, from jacere to throw
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- To introduce a substance, such as a drug or vaccine, into a body part.
- To treat by means of injection.
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