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verb [transitive] inject pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈdʒekt/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participleinjecting
past tenseinjected
past participleinjected
  1. 1
    to put a drug or another substance into your body through the skin, using a needle and a syringe
    inject something into someone/something:

    First they inject the tetanus vaccine into your arm.

    inject someone/something with something:

    She had collapsed after being injected with the anaesthetic.

    inject yourself with something:

    He was shown how to inject himself with insulin.

  2. 2
    to add something new to a situation

    His intervention injected a note of caution.

    inject something into something:

    Young designers are injecting new life into the fashion industry.

    She tried to inject confidence into her voice (=speak in a more confident way).

  3. 3
    to provide more money for something
    inject something into something:

    They may sell the property to inject cash into the business.


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