from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To force or drive (a fluid) into something: inject fuel into an engine cylinder; inject air into a liquid mixture.
- transitive v. Medicine To introduce (a drug or vaccine, for example) into a body part, especially by means of a syringe.
- transitive v. To treat by means of injection: injected the patient with digitalis.
- transitive v. To introduce into conversation or consideration: tried to inject a note of humor into the negotiations.
- transitive v. To place into an orbit, trajectory, or stream.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To push or pump (something, especially fluids) into a cavity or passage.
- v. To introduce (something) suddenly or violently.
- v. To administer an injection to (someone), especially of medicine or drugs.
- v. To take or be administered something by means of injection, especially medicine or drugs.
- v. To introduce (code) into an existing program or its memory space, often without tight integration and sometimes through a security vulnerability.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To throw in; to dart in; to force in
- transitive v. Fig.: To throw; to offer; to propose; to instill.
- transitive v. To cast or throw; -- with on.
- transitive v. To fill (a vessel, cavity, or tissue) with a fluid or other substance.
- transitive v. to add in; to insert; to interject; ; to inject humor into a tense situation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To throw in; cause to pass in by impulsion or driving force, as a fluid into a passage or cavity: as, to inject medicine by means of a syringe; to inject cold water into a steam-condenser.
- To treat by injection; charge with an impelled fluid.
- Figuratively, to introduce arbitrarily or inappropriately; insert out of place or unseasonably; lug in: as, to inject a polemical argument into a prayer.
- To cast or throw in general.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing
- v. to insert between other elements
- v. to introduce (a new aspect or element)
- v. feed intravenously
- v. take by injection
- v. give an injection to
Latin inicere, iniect-, to throw in : in-, in; + iacere, to throw.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the participle stem of Latin iniciō ("I throw in"), from in- + iaceō ("I throw"). (Wiktionary)