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Definition of inject verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they inject
    he / she / it injects
    past simple injected
    -ing form injecting
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  1. 1to put a drug or other substance into a person's or an animal's body using a syringe inject something (into yourself/somebody/something) Adrenaline was injected into the muscle. The anesthetic is injected locally. inject yourself/somebody/something (with something) She has been injecting herself with insulin since the age of 16.
  2. 2to put a liquid into something using a syringe or similar instrument inject A (with B) The fruit is injected with chemicals to reduce decay. inject B (into A) Chemicals are injected into the fruit to reduce decay. Foam is injected into the walls where it expands and provides insulation.
  3. 3inject something (into something) to add a particular quality to something His comments injected a note of humor into the proceedings. They are hoping a change of leader will inject new energy into the movement.
  4. 4inject something (into something) to give money to an organization, a project, etc. so that it can function They are refusing to inject any more capital into the industry.
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