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interject

[in-ter-jekt] /ˌɪn tərˈdʒɛkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to insert between other things:
to interject a clarification of a previous statement.
2.
Obsolete. to come between.
Origin
1570-1580
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
Synonyms
1. insinuate, introduce, interpolate, intercalate.
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  • As someone pointed out he interjected comments infrequently, and a good part of the time they were not funny or witty.
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  • 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.
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British Dictionary definitions for interjected

interject

/ˌɪntəˈdʒɛkt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to interpose abruptly or sharply; interrupt with; throw in: she interjected clever remarks
2.
(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

interject

v.

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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