WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- a person or thing that injects.
- Mechanical Engineering[Mach.]
- a device for injecting feedwater into a boiler against high pressure by means of a jet of steam.
- AutomotiveAlso called fuel injector. a mechanism consisting of a pump, valves, and nozzles for spraying fuel into the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine.
- inject + -or2 1735–45
- Medicineto force (a fluid) into a part of the body with a special needle: [~ + object + into + object]The nurse injected the drug into the patient.[~ + object + with + object]She injected the patient with the drug.
- to introduce (something different):[~ + object + into + object]The host tried to inject some humor into the situation.
- to interject (a remark, etc.), as into conversation:[~ + object]had remarks that he wished to inject at that moment.
- Medicineto force (a fluid) into a passage, cavity, or tissue:to inject a medicine into the veins.
- to introduce (something new or different):to inject humor into a situation.
- to introduce arbitrarily or inappropriately;
- to interject (a remark, suggestion, etc.), as into conversation.
- Latin injectus past participle of in(j)icere to throw in, equivalent. to in- in-2 + -jec- (combining form of jac- throw) + -tus past participle suffix
- Latin injectiō