Definitions for INJECTɪnˈdʒɛkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to force (a fluid) into a passage, cavity, or tissue.

    Category: Medicine

  2. to introduce (something new or different):

    to inject humor into a situation.

  3. to interject (a remark, suggestion, etc.), as into conversation.

Origin of inject:

1590–1600; < L injectus, ptp. of in(j)icere to throw in, instill =in-in-2+jacere to throw


Princeton's WordNet

  1. inject, shoot(verb)

    give an injection to

    "We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"

  2. inject(verb)

    to introduce (a new aspect or element)

    "He injected new life into the performance"

  3. inject, shoot(verb)

    force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing

    "inject hydrogen into the balloon"

  4. inject(verb)

    take by injection

    "inject heroin"

  5. inject(verb)

    feed intravenously

  6. interject, come in, interpose, put in, throw in, inject(verb)

    to insert between other elements

    "She interjected clever remarks"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. inject(verb)ɪnˈdʒɛkt

    to put a drug into sb's body using a needle

    The horse was injected with a tranquilizer.

  2. injectɪnˈdʒɛkt

    to add sth

    His speech injected a little humor into the occasion.; The government injected cash into the market.; an injection into the muscle; cash injections


  1. inject(Verb)

    To push or pump (something, especially fluids) into a cavity or passage.

    The nurse injected a painkilling drug into the veins of my forearm.

  2. inject(Verb)

    To introduce (something) suddenly or violently.

    Punk injected a much-needed sense of urgency to the British music scene.

  3. inject(Verb)

    To administer an injection to (someone), especially of medicine or drugs.

    Now lie back while we inject you with the anesthetic.

  4. inject(Verb)

    To take or be administered something by means of injection, especially medicine or drugs.

    It's been a week since I stopped injecting, and I'm still in withdrawal.

  5. inject(Verb)

    To introduce (code) into an existing program or its memory space, often without tight integration and sometimes through a security vulnerability.

  6. Origin: From the participle stem of inicere, from in- + jacere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inject(verb)

    to throw in; to dart in; to force in; as, to inject cold water into a condenser; to inject a medicinal liquid into a cavity of the body; to inject morphine with a hypodermic syringe

  2. Inject(verb)

    fig.: To throw; to offer; to propose; to instill

  3. Inject(verb)

    to cast or throw; -- with on

  4. Inject(verb)

    to fill (a vessel, cavity, or tissue) with a fluid or other substance; as, to inject the blood vessels

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'INJECT' in Verbs Frequency: #1111

Translations for INJECT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to force (a liquid etc) into the body of (a person) by means of a needle and syringe

The doctor injected the antibiotic into her arm; He has to be injected twice daily with an antibiotic.

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