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"injection" in British English

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injectionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ɪnˈdʒek.ʃən/

injection noun [C or U] (DRUG)

C2 the ​act of putting a ​liquid, ​especially a ​drug, into a person's ​body using a ​needle and a syringe (= ​smalltube): Daily ​insulin injections are ​necessary for some ​diabetics. This ​steroid is sometimes given by injection.
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injection noun [C or U] (SOMETHING NEW)

C2 the ​introduction of something new that is ​necessary or ​helpful to a ​situation or ​process: A ​cash injection of £20 million will be used to ​improve the ​healthservice. an injection of ​humour/​excitement
(Definition of injection from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"injection" in American English

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injectionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ɪnˈdʒek·ʃən/
the ​act of using a ​needle to put a ​drug into a person's ​body: [C] an ​insulin injection [U] vaccines given by injection
(Definition of injection from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"injection" in Business English

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injectionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ɪnˈdʒekʃən/
the ​act of putting new ​energy or ​money into something in ​order to ​help it ​succeed: The ​investmentbank needed a cash injection of about $3bn.
(Definition of injection from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “injection”
in Chinese (Simplified) 药品, 注射…
in Turkish iğne, enjeksiyon, (para) sağlama…
in Russian инъекция, укол, вложение (средств)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 藥物, 注射…
in Polish zastrzyk, zastrzyk (finansowy)…
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