- IPA: /ɪnˈdʒɛkt/
inject (injects, present participle injecting; past and past participle injected)
- (transitive) To push or pump (something, especially fluids) into a cavity or passage.
- The nurse injected a painkilling drug into the veins of my forearm.
- (transitive) To introduce (something) suddenly or violently.
- Punk injected a much-needed sense of urgency into the British music scene.
- 1649, [John] Milton, [Eikonoklastes] […], London: Printed by Matthew Simmons, […], OCLC 1044608640 ↗:
- Caesar also, then hatching tyranny, injected the same scrupulous demurs.
- (transitive) To administer an injection to (someone or something), especially of medicine or drugs.
- Now lie back while we inject you with the anesthetic.
- to inject the blood vessels
- (intransitive) To take or be administered something by means of injection, especially medicine or drugs.
- It's been a week since I stopped injecting, and I'm still in withdrawal.
- (transitive, computing) To introduce (code) into an existing program or its memory space, often without tight integration and sometimes through a security vulnerability.
- Yes, you'll have to use CreateRemoteThread to "inject code" if you want information like the current directory of a process (at least on NT 3.5x).
- As soon as a virus programmer discovers that some popular ActiveX thing has a bug that can be exploited, e.g. with controlled crashes to inject code, it's going to be a disaster.
- (obsolete, transitive) To cast or throw; used with on.
- 1725, Homer; [Alexander Pope], transl., “Book XI”, in The Odyssey of Homer. […], volume III, London: Printed for Bernard Lintot, OCLC 8736646 ↗:
- And mound inject on mound.
- German: injizieren
- German: spritzen