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Definition of the verb inject

What does inject mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: injected | injecting | injects

  1. give an injection to
  2. to introduce (a new aspect or element)
    • example: He injected new life into the performance
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: add = make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others
  3. force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing
    • examples: inject hydrogen into the balloon | They inject the fruit with a chemical | They inject a chemical into the fruit
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of inject: shoot
    • more generic terms: enclose / inclose / insert / introduce / put in / stick in = place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing
  4. take by injection
    • example: inject heroin
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • more generic terms: do drugs / drug = use recreational drugs
    • more specific words:
      • mainline = inject into the vein
      • pop = take drugs, especially orally
  5. feed intravenously
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • more generic words: feed / give = give food to
  6. to insert between other elements

Alternative definition of the verb inject


  1. [transitive] To push or pump (something, especially fluids) into a cavity or passage.
  2. [transitive] To introduce (something) suddenly or violently.
  3. [transitive] To administer an injection to (someone), especially of medicine or drugs.
  4. [intransitive] To take or be administered something by means of injection, especially medicine or drugs.
  5. [transitive, computing] To introduce (code) into an existing program or its memory space, often without tight integration and sometimes through a security vulnerability.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for inject

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Google previewGray's Anatomy for Students (2009)

by Richard Drake, A. Wayne Vogl, Adam W. M. Mitchell

The safest place to inject is the upper outer quadrant of either gluteal region. The gluteal region can be divided into quadrants by two imaginary lines positioned using palpable bony landmarks (Fig. 6.47B). One line descends vertically from the ...

Google previewRuby Best Practices (2009)

by Gregory Brown

We can actually build an iterative, stateless, naive map without much extra effort: def naive_map_via_inject(array, &block) array.inject([]) { |s,e| [ yield(e) ] + s } end Enumerable#inject is a favorite feature among Rubyists for accumulation.

Google previewThe Ruby Programming Language (2008)

by David Flanagan, Yukihiro Matsumoto

count {|x| x % 2 == 1} # => 4: four elements are odd Finally, inject is a general purpose method for reducing a collection.

Google preview1,014 GRE Practice Questions (2009)

by Neill Seltzer, Princeton Review

Inject is a synonym. Withdraw means to remove, so the best answer is choice (D). Sta/Iility means staying the same. so the opposite is changing. Permanence is a synonym. Flammtiou means changing. so the best answer is choice (D). Aznrre ...

Google previewKnowledge Incorporation in Evolutionary Computation (2013)

by Yaochu Jin

Choosing the correct cases to inject is an important parameter. Liu found the following general trends in case selection [9]. 1. As problem distance increases, injecting cases with lower fitness results in better solutions. 2. This trend is ...

Google previewMaking Love Again (1993)

Regaining Sexual Potency Through the New Injection Treatment by J. Francois Eid, Carol A. Pearce

Perhaps the only person you can't inject is a patient with a penile implant. But people on blood thinners, such as Per- santine or Coumadin; people with heart problems or high blood pressure; diabetics or transplant patients — all can be ...

Google previewPfenninger and Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care (2010)

Expert Consult by John L. Pfenninger, Grant C. Fowler

The easiest, least risky place to inject is the glabella. Once you have mastered that area, try the lateral eyes and then the forehead and brow shaping. Lower face injections are mastered once you are comfortable and consistent with upper face ...

Google previewSocial Issues in America: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by James Ciment

Health care workers involved in programs that serve drug users should communicate the following recommendations to drug users who continue to inject. Adhering to these drug preparation and injection procedures will reduce the public ...

Google previewUseful Dictionary of Verbs With Prepositions (2016)

by Martin Manser

inject verb inject into 1 force (a liquid, ...

Google previewAmerica Goes Green: An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States [3 volumes] (2012)

An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States by Kim Kennedy White

Class II wells inject waste by-products of oil and gas drilling. Most of the by- product is brine, which is sometimes used in the actual process of extracting oil and gas. There are approximately 144,000 Class II wells in the United States, mostly in ...

Google previewThe Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus (2006)

by Elizabeth Jewell

SYNONYM STUDY: insert INJECT, INTERJECT, LNTERPOLATE, INTRODUCE, MEDIATE. If you want to put something in a fixed place between or among other things, you can insert it (insert a new paragraph in an essay; insert photographs ...

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Usage statistics about inject

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Inject Meaning

Video shows what inject means. To push or pump (something, especially fluids) into a cavity or passage.. To introduce (something) suddenly or violently.

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Quotes about inject

The most frequent complaint I hear from college students is that professors inject their leftist political comments into their courses even when they have nothing to do with the subject. (Phyllis Schlafly)
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Scrabble value of I1N1J8E1C3T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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