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noun injection pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈdʒekʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a drug or another substance that is injected into your body
    He needs a daily injection of insulin.
    give someone an injection: Did the doctor give you a measles injection?
    have/receive an injection: We had to have five injections before the trip.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the process of injecting a drug or another substance into your body
      This medicine is usually administered by injection.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the addition of money to a business, a government programme, or someones bank account
    injection of: The company needs a huge injection of cash, and better trained staff.
    the need for injection of capital from the parent bank


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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