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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of inicere, from jacere 'to throw'


in‧ject [transitive]
1MHMD to put liquid, especially a drug, into someone's body by using a special needle
inject something into somebody/something
The drug is injected directly into the base of the spine.
inject somebody with something
I have to inject myself with insulin.
2 to improve something by adding excitement, interest etc to it
inject something into something
Traditional handbag makers are injecting more fun into their designs.
A market building can inject new life into an area.
3 to provide more money, equipment etc for something
inject something into something
They need to inject more money into sports facilities.
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