[verb ih-nish-ee-eyt; adjective, noun ih-nish-ee-it, -eyt] /verb ɪˈnɪʃ iˌeɪt; adjective, noun ɪˈnɪʃ i ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), initiated, initiating.
to begin, set going, or originate:
to initiate major social reforms.
to introduce into the knowledge of some art or subject.
to admit or accept with formal rites into an organization or group, secret knowledge, adult society, etc.
to propose (a measure) by procedure:
to initiate a constitutional amendment.
admitted into an organizaton or group, secret knowledge, etc.
introduced to the knowledge of a subject.
a person who has been initiated.
a person or thing that initiates
(chem) a substance that starts a chain reaction
(chem) an explosive used in detonators
verb (transitive) (ɪˈnɪʃɪˌeɪt)
to begin or originate
to accept (new members) into an organization such as a club, through often secret ceremonies
to teach fundamentals to: she initiated him into the ballet
adjective (ɪˈnɪʃɪɪt; -ˌeɪt)
noun (ɪˈnɪʃɪɪt; -ˌeɪt)
a person who has been initiated, esp recently
a beginner; novice
“one who has been initiated,” 1811, from past participle adjective initiate (c.1600); see initiate (v.).
c.1600, “introduce to some practice or system,” also “begin, set going,” from Latin initiatus, past participle of initiare “to begin, originate,” from initium “beginning” (see initial). In some senses a back-formation from initiation. Related: Initiated; initiates; initiating; initiator.
[ih-nish-ee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪˈnɪʃ i əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ adjective 1. introductory; initial: an initiatory step toward a treaty. 2. serving to or admit into a society, club, etc. /ɪˈnɪʃɪˌətərɪ/ adjective 1. of or concerning initiation or serving to initiate; initiative adj. 1610s, from Latin initiat-, stem of initiare (see initiate (v.)) + -ory.
initis in·i·tis (ĭ-nī’tĭs) n.
[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-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.
[in-jek-tuh nt] /ɪnˈdʒɛk tənt/ noun 1. a substance through the skin, as bee-sting venom or penicillin administered by , that causes an allergic reaction. injectant in·jec·tant (ĭn-jěk’tənt) n. A substance injected, as into the skin.