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inject

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈdʒekt/ us  

inject verb [T] (DRUG)

to use a needle and syringe (= small tube) to put a liquid such as a drug into a person's body: Phil's a diabetic and has to inject himself with insulin every day.Administering drugs and medicines

inject verb [T] (SOMETHING NEW)

to introduce something new that is necessary or helpful to a situation or process: A large amount of money will have to be injected into the company if it is to survive. I tried to inject a little humour into the meeting.Causing things to happen
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