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English verb: inject

1. inject (body) give an injection to


SamplesWe injected the glucose into the patient's vein.


ExamplesDid he inject his foot?


Synonymsshoot


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)administer, dispense


Narrower (hyponym)immunise, immunize, infuse, inoculate, vaccinate


Verb groupinject, shoot


Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine

2. inject (change) to introduce (a new aspect or element)


SamplesHe injected new life into the performance.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)add

3. inject (contact) force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing


SamplesInject hydrogen into the balloon.


ExamplesThey inject the fruit with a chemical, They inject a chemical into the fruit


Synonymsshoot


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)enclose, inclose, insert, introduce, put in, stick in


Verb groupinject, shoot

4. inject (consumption) take by injection


SamplesInject heroin.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)do drugs, drug


Narrower (hyponym)mainline, pop

5. inject (consumption) feed intravenously


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody with something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)feed, give

6. inject (communication) to insert between other elements


SamplesShe interjected clever remarks.


Synonymscome in, interject, interpose, put in, throw in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)break up, cut off, disrupt, interrupt









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