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English definition of “intravenous”

intravenous

adjective [not gradable]  /ˌɪn·trəˈvi·nəs/ (abbreviation IV) us  
put directly into a vein (= one of the tubes in the body that carry blood to the heart): an intravenous drug
intravenously
adverb [not gradable]  /ˌɪn·trəˈvi·nəs·li/ us  
The antibiotic was given in a fluid intravenously.
(Definition of intravenous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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