- (transitive) to push something in, especially fluids into a cavity or passage
Etymology: From the participle stem of Latin inicere "throw in", from in- + jacere "throw".
- Smiling, the nurse injected a painkilling drug into the veins of my forearm.
- (transitive) to introduce something sudddenly or violently
- Punk injected a much-needed sense of urgency to the British music scene.
- (transitive) to administer an injection to, especially of medicine or drugs
- Now lie back while we you with the anaesthetic.
- (intransitive) to take or be administered something by means of injection, especially medicine or drugs
- It's been a week since I stopped injecting, and I'm still in withdrawal.
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