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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inject, shootverb

    give an injection to

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

  2. injectverb

    to introduce (a new aspect or element)

    "He injected new life into the performance"

  3. inject, shootverb

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

    "inject hydrogen into the balloon"

  4. injectverb

    take by injection

    "inject heroin"

  5. injectverb

    feed intravenously

  6. interject, come in, interpose, put in, throw in, injectverb

    to insert between other elements

    "She interjected clever remarks"


  1. Injectverb

    to add in; to insert; to interject; as, to inject a comment into the conversation; to inject humor into a tense situation.


  1. injectverb

    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. injectverb

    To introduce (something) suddenly or violently.

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

  3. injectverb

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

    Now lie back while we inject you with the anesthetic.

  4. injectverb

    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. injectverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Injectverb

    Etymology: injectus, Latin.

    Angels inject thoughts into our minds, and know our cogitations. Joseph Glanvill, Scep. c. 24.

    Though bold in open field, they yet surround
    The town with walls, and mound inject on mound. Alexander Pope.


  1. inject

    In a general context, the term "inject" means to introduce a substance into something else, often using a syringe or similar tool. This could refer to introducing a medicine into a patient's body, a chemical into a scientific experiment, or data into a computer program. In mathematics, "inject" is also used to describe a particular type of function known as an injection or an injective function. This is a function that assigns a unique output value to each input value, meaning no two different inputs will result in the same output.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Injectverb

    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. Injectverb

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

  3. Injectverb

    to cast or throw; -- with on

  4. Injectverb

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

  5. Etymology: [L. injectus, p. p. of inicere, injicere, to throw in; pref. in- in + jacere to throw: cf. F. injecter. See Jet a shooting forth.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inject

    in-jekt′, v.t. to throw into: to cast on: to make to pass in or into.—ns. Injec′tion, act of injecting or throwing in or into: the act of filling the vessels of an animal body with any liquid: a liquid to be injected into any part of the body; Injec′tor, one who injects: something used for injecting, especially an apparatus by which a stream of water is forced into a steam-boiler. [L. injicĕre, injectumin, into, jacĕre, to throw.]

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inject in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inject in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of inject in a Sentence

  1. Attorney Clark Brewster:

    I think that will shed the light most prominently on the issue here for us, the whole basis for listing betamethasone is because it’s injected into a joint and they want you not to inject the joints too close to the race, so the whole substantive basis is out the window if it’s a salve, and it can be proven scientifically and empirically to be the salve.

  2. Nelson Barbosa:

    I don't think it is necessary to inject capital in Petrobras. That is an extreme measure and we are far from that, i think market solutions are better solutions.

  3. Dan Krauss:

    If we can inject that into the national conversation inside the United States and elsewhere I think we will have accomplished something needed right now.

  4. Ryan Helbach:

    The engine basically melted because it got so hot, they didn’t actively cool it. So for our program, we actively cooled the engine, which means that along the outside of the engine, we cycled the fuel around it to suck out the heat from the engine, heat up that fuel, and then inject it into the combustor for the scramjet engine.

  5. Ben Rhodes:

    We don't think the answer to the crisis in Ukraine is simply to inject more weapons and get into that type of tit-for-tat with Russia.

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