Inject



[in-jekt] /ɪnˈdʒɛkt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to force (a fluid) into a passage, cavity, or tissue:
to inject a medicine into the veins.
2.
to introduce (something new or different):
to inject humor into a situation.
3.
to introduce arbitrarily or inappropriately; intrude.
4.
to interject (a remark, suggestion, etc.), as into conversation.
1.
(in prescriptions) an injection.
/ɪnˈdʒɛkt/
verb (transitive)
1.
(med) to introduce (a fluid) into (the body of a person or animal) by means of a syringe or similar instrument
2.
(foll by into) to introduce (a new aspect or element): to inject humour into a scene
3.
to interject (a comment, idea, etc)
4.
to place (a rocket, satellite, etc) in orbit
v.

c.1600, from Latin iniectus “a casting on, throwing over,” past participle of inicere “to throw in or on,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + -icere, comb. form of iacere “to throw” (see jet (v.)). Related: Injectable; injected; injecting.

inject in·ject (ĭn-jěkt’)
v. in·ject·ed, in·ject·ing, in·jects

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    [in-jek-tuh-buh l] /ɪnˈdʒɛk tə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being . noun 2. a pharmaceutical preparation that can be . injectable in·ject·a·ble (ĭn-jěk’tə-bəl) adj. Capable of being injected. Used of a drug. n. A drug or medicine that can be injected.

  • Injectant

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  • Injected

    [in-jekt] /ɪnˈdʒɛkt/ verb (used with object) 1. to force (a fluid) into a passage, cavity, or tissue: to inject a medicine into the veins. 2. to introduce (something new or different): to inject humor into a situation. 3. to introduce arbitrarily or inappropriately; intrude. 4. to interject (a remark, suggestion, etc.), as into conversation. /ɪnˈdʒɛkt/ […]

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    [in-jek-shuh n] /ɪnˈdʒɛk ʃən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. something that is . 3. a liquid into the body, especially for medicinal purposes, as a hypodermic or an enema. 4. state of being hyperemic or bloodshot. 5. Mathematics. a one-to-one function. 6. Also called insertion. Aerospace. the process of putting a spacecraft into […]



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