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[in-ter-jekt] /ˌɪn tərˈdʒɛkt/
verb (used with object)
to insert between other things:
to interject a clarification of a previous statement.
Obsolete. to come between.
Origin of interject
1570-80; < Latin interjectus past participle of interjicere to throw between, equivalent to inter- inter- + -jec- (combining form of jac-, stem of jacere to throw) + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
interjector, noun
uninterjected, adjective
1. insinuate, introduce, interpolate, intercalate. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for interject
  • Do not interrupt others during conversation or interject during pauses or long silences.
  • Potter also began to interject and to snap her fingers in frustration.
  • He tends to sit back quietly, waiting for the right moment to interject.
  • It is a known fact that historians always interject their own personal biases and prejudices in their scholarly work.
  • Occasionally, an emcee will interject brief interludes of cabaret or comedy.
  • But, they also interject their own experiences into the message.
  • The answer, in part, lies in the human's ability to interject himself into the wolf's social system.
  • The conversation will be on one thing, and they interject with a remark from left field.
  • If their opponent pair thinks that they missed anything or got anything wrong, they should interject and correct the other pair.
  • Volunteers do not interject into either a conference or a negotiation.
British Dictionary definitions for interject


verb (transitive)
to interpose abruptly or sharply; interrupt with; throw in: she interjected clever remarks
(archaic) to come between; interpose
Derived Forms
interjector, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin interjicere to place between, from jacere to throw
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Word Origin and History for interject

1570s, back-formation from interjection or else from Latin interiectus, past participle of intericere "to throw between, insert, interject" (see interjection). Related: Interjected; interjecting.

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