from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To force or drive (a fluid) into something.
- transitive verb To introduce (a drug or vaccine, for example) into a body part, especially by means of a syringe.
- transitive verb To treat by means of injection.
- transitive verb To introduce into conversation or consideration.
- transitive verb To place into circulation.
- transitive verb To place into an orbit or trajectory.
- transitive verb Physics To cause (a beam of particles, for example) to strike a target.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To throw in; cause to pass in by impulsion or driving force, as a fluid into a passage or cavity: as, to
injectmedicine 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
injecta polemical argument into a prayer.
- To cast or throw in general.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To throw in; to dart in; to force in
- transitive verb Fig.: To throw; to offer; to propose; to instill.
- transitive verb rare To cast or throw; -- with
- transitive verb (Anat.) To fill (a vessel, cavity, or tissue) with a fluid or other substance.
- transitive verb to add in; to insert; to interject; ; to
injecthumor into a tense situation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive To
pushor pump(something, especially fluids) into a cavityor passage.
- verb transitive To
introduce(something) suddenly or violently.
- verb transitive To administer an
injectionto (someone), especially of medicine or drugs.
- verb intransitive To take or be administered something by means of injection, especially medicine or drugs.
- verb transitive, computing To introduce (
code) into an existing programor its memory space, often without tight integration and sometimes through a security vulnerability.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing
- verb to insert between other elements
- verb to introduce (a new aspect or element)
- verb feed intravenously
- verb take by injection
- verb give an injection to
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin inicere, iniect-, to throw in : in-, in; see in– + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]
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From the participle stem of Latin iniciō ("I throw in"), from in- + iaceō ("I throw").
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