transitive verb Etymology: Latin injectus, past participle of inicere, from in- + jacere to throw — more at jet Date: 1601 1. a. to introduce into something forcefully <
inject fuel into an engine
b. to force a fluid into (as for medical purposes) <
inject a drug into the bloodstream
2. to introduce as an element or factor in or into some situation or subject <
condemning any attempt to inject religious bigotry into the campaign — Current Biography
injectable adjective or nouninjector noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Inject — In*ject , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Injected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Injecting}.] [L. injectus, p. p. of inicere, injicere, to throw in; pref. in in + jacere to throw: cf. F. injecter. See {Jet} a shooting forth.] [1913 Webster] 1. To throw in; to dart in; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inject — [v1] put in, introduce add, drag in, force into, imbue, implant, impregnate, include, infuse, insert, instill, interjaculate, interject, place into, squeeze in, stick in, throw in; concepts 187,208,209 Ant. take out inject [v2] introduce into… …   New thesaurus

  • inject — [in jekt′] vt. [< L injectus, pp. of injicere, to throw, cast, or put in < in , in + jacere, to throw: see JET1] 1. to force or drive (a fluid) into some passage, cavity, or chamber; esp., to introduce or force (a liquid) into some part of… …   English World dictionary

  • inject — I verb drive in, force in, imbed, imbue, implant, impregnate, infix, inrundere, infuse, inoculate, insert, instill, interjaculate, interject, interpolate, interpose, introduce, intromit, pierce, place into, press in, put into, ram in, saturate,… …   Law dictionary

  • inject — (v.) c.1600, from L. iniectus a casting on, throwing over, pp. of inicere to throw in or on, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + icere, comb. form of iacere to throw (see JET (Cf. jet) (v.)). Related: Injectable …   Etymology dictionary

  • inject — ► VERB 1) introduce into the body with a syringe. 2) administer a drug or medicine to (a person or animal) with a syringe. 3) introduce or feed under pressure into another substance. 4) introduce (a new or different element). DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • inject */ — UK [ɪnˈdʒekt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms inject : present tense I/you/we/they inject he/she/it injects present participle injecting past tense injected past participle injected 1) to put a drug or another substance into your body through… …   English dictionary

  • inject — in|ject [ ın dʒekt ] verb transitive * 1. ) to put a drug or another substance into your body through the skin, using a needle and a SYRINGE: inject something into someone/something: First they inject the tetanus vaccine into your arm. inject… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inject — in|ject [ınˈdʒekt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of inicere, from jacere to throw ] 1.) to put liquid, especially a drug, into someone s body by using a special needle inject sth into sb/sth ▪ The drug is injected… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inject — 01. Suzie has diabetes, so she has to [inject] herself with insulin every day. 02. AIDS is often spread by addicts who share needles used for [injecting] drugs. 03. Chris tried to [inject] a little fun and romance into his marriage by taking his… …   Grammatical examples in English

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