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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.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin injectus past participle of in(j)icere to throw in, equivalent to in- in-2 + -jec- (combining form of jac- throw) + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
reinject, verb (used with object)
uninjected, adjective

inject.

1.
(in prescriptions) an injection.
Origin
< Latin injectiō
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  • Because digestive juices break down insulin, diabetics must inject it directly into the bloodstream.
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  • And once again, the show did an admirable job of pausing the action now and again to inject some science.
  • Others have tried to inject compressed air into the stream.
  • It is also your responsibility as a writer to inject your voice in the letter.
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  • Elevating him would inject into the campaign more talk about the capture of government by various moneyed special interests.
  • Researchers have tried for decades to use tiny syringes to inject cells.
  • Flies that inject eggs into fire ants are being used to fight the invasive ants.
  • The jewel wasp is the only parasite known to inject its venom directly into its host's brain.
British Dictionary definitions for inject

inject

/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
Derived Forms
injectable, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin injicere to throw in, from jacere to throw
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Word Origin and History for inject
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.

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inject in Medicine

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

  1. To introduce a substance, such as a drug or vaccine, into a body part.

  2. To treat by means of injection.

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