What does injection mean?

Definitions for injection
ɪnˈdʒɛk ʃənin·jec·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. injectionnoun

    the forceful insertion of a substance under pressure

  2. injection, injectantnoun

    any solution that is injected (as into the skin)

  3. injection, shotnoun

    the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe

    "the nurse gave him a flu shot"


  1. injectionnoun

    The act of injecting, or something that is injected.

  2. injectionnoun

    Something injected subcutaneously, intravenously, or intramuscularly by use of a syringe and a needle.

  3. injectionnoun

    A function that maps distinct x in the domain to distinct y in the codomain; formally, a f:XY such that f(a) = f(b) implies a = b for any a, b in the domain.

  4. injectionnoun

    A relation on sets (X,Y) that associates each element of Y with at most one element of X.

  5. injectionnoun

    The addition of money to someone, or to a business.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Injectionnoun

    the act of injecting or throwing in; -- applied particularly to the forcible throwing in of a liquid, or aeriform body, by means of a syringe, pump, etc

    Etymology: [L. injectio : cf. F. injection.]

  2. Injectionnoun

    that which is injected; especially, a liquid medicine thrown into a cavity of the body by a syringe or pipe; a clyster; an enema

    Etymology: [L. injectio : cf. F. injection.]

  3. Injectionnoun

    the act or process of filling vessels, cavities, or tissues with a fluid or other substance

    Etymology: [L. injectio : cf. F. injection.]

  4. Injectionnoun

    a specimen prepared by injection

    Etymology: [L. injectio : cf. F. injection.]

  5. Injectionnoun

    the act of throwing cold water into a condenser to produce a vacuum

    Etymology: [L. injectio : cf. F. injection.]

  6. Injectionnoun

    the cold water thrown into a condenser

    Etymology: [L. injectio : cf. F. injection.]


  1. Injection

    An injection is an infusion method of putting fluid into the body, usually with a syringe and a hollow needle which is pierced through the skin to a sufficient depth for the material to be administered into the body. An injection follows a parenteral route of administration; that is, administration via a route other than through the digestive tract. There are several methods of injection or infusion, including intradermal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous, intraosseous, and intraperitoneal. Long-acting forms of subcutaneous/intramuscular injections are available for various drugs, and are called depot injections. Injections are among the most common health care procedures, with at least 16 billion administered in developing and transitional countries each year. 95% of injections are administered in curative care, 3% are for immunization, and the rest for other purposes, such as blood transfusions.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'injection' in Nouns Frequency: #2435

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of injection in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of injection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of injection in a Sentence

  1. President Trump on Thursday:

    And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in one minute. Is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning ... it would be interesting to check that, it sounds interesting to me.

  2. John Barber:

    I am wary of supervised injection sites, i will not condone the illegal use of heroin, supervised or not.

  3. Richard Morrison:

    The Fed is lending to banks and strategically purchasing assets, not handing over bailout payments to anyone. AOCs comparison to student loan payment is inapt. Todays liquidity injection is not the bank or corporate equivalent of someones loans getting paid off by taxpayers, the short-term lending the Fed engages in is quickly repaid by the financial institutions in question, even when, as in this case, the Fed has decided to dramatically scale up certain categories of lending in response to a market downturn.

  4. Emelye Bunny:

    Australia is definitely the most complicated and strictest place to get a pet to, you have two things that are the first to be done: a rabies injection, a month's wait after then a blood test to ensure it has been effective.

  5. William Goodman:

    In the 1960s, most people abusing heroin started with heroin – not pills, now that’s changed. First-time users start with pills, then go to heroin, as opposed to the past when they started with the injection drugs.

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    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    • A. abduct
    • B. denudate
    • C. cleave
    • D. summon

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