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inject

in·ject

inject

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn jekt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: injected, injecting, injects
definition 1: to introduce (a fluid) or introduce a fluid into (someone or something) by force or pressure, as fuel into an engine cylinder, or a medicine into a muscle or vein.
The doctor injected the serum.The doctor injected the patient with serum.
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definition 2: to interject or introduce into a discussion, presentation, or situation.
He injected a little humor into the conversation.
similar words:
drag
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derivation: injectable (adj.)
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