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Meaning of inject by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From the participle stem of Latin inicere ( “to throw in” ), from in- + jacere ( “to throw” ) .


    • IPA: /ɪnˈʤɛkt/
      Rhymes: -ɛkt


    inject ( third-person singular simple present injects present participle injecting, simple past and past participle injected )

    1. ( transitive ) To push or pump ( something, especially fluids ) into a cavity or passage .
      The nurse injected a painkilling drug into the veins of my forearm .
    2. ( transitive ) To introduce ( something ) suddenly or violently .
      Punk injected a much-needed sense of urgency to the British music scene .
    3. ( transitive ) To administer an injection to ( someone ), especially of medicine or drugs .
      Now lie back while we inject you with the anesthetic .
    4. ( intransitive ) To take or be administered something by means of injection, especially medicine or drugs .
      It's been a week since I stopped injecting, and I'm still in withdrawal .
    5. ( transitive, computing ) To introduce ( code ) into an existing program or its memory space, often without tight integration and sometimes through a security vulnerability.

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Explanation of inject by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. give an injection to

    2. We injected the glucose into the patient's vein
    3. to introduce ( a new aspect or element )

    4. He injected new life into the performance
    5. to insert between other elements

    6. feed intravenously

    7. take by injection

    8. inject heroin
    9. force or drive ( a fluid or gas ) into by piercing

    10. inject hydrogen into the balloon