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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.
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 interjected
  • As someone pointed out he interjected comments infrequently, and a good part of the time they were not funny or witty.
  • My translator interjected, pleading with the colonel not to shoot.
  • Many practices have been interjected into early interventions that don't have the research to support their use.
  • Different brands have different operating systems therefore potential security risks can be interjected.
  • Statistics and facts are interjected throughout the video.
  • The trial judge also interjected during the prosecutor's closing remarks.
  • Hardin interjected that the project should be redesigned and he is concerned with the proposed density.
  • In the case studied here, the legislation interjected counselors in the loan application process.
  • Small amounts of facts are interjected at the right time into the conversation to make requests for information sound legitimate.
British Dictionary definitions for interjected


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 interjected



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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