1. To throw in; to dart in; to force in; as, to inject cold water into a condenser; to inject a medicinal liquid into a cavity of the body; to inject morphine with a hypodermic syringe.

2. To throw; to offer; to propose; to instill. "Caesar also, then hatching tyranny, injected the same scrupulous demurs." (Milton)

3. To cast or throw; with on. "And mound inject on mound." (Pope)

4. <anatomy> To fill (a vessel, cavity, or tissue) with a fluid or other substance; as, to inject the blood vessels.

Origin: L. Injectus, p. P. Of inicere, injicere, to throw in; pref. In- in + jacere to throw: cf. F. Injecter. See Jet a shooting forth.

(01 Mar 1998)

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