Meaning of INJECTION in English


in ‧ jec ‧ tion /ɪnˈdʒekʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun

1 . [uncountable and countable] an act of putting a drug into someone’s body using a special needle ⇨ shot :

The nurse gave me a tetanus injection.

injection of

an injection of insulin

The children hate having injections.

The only sure treatment is antibiotics, preferably by injection.

2 . [countable] an addition of money to something in order to improve it

injection of

a massive injection of public funds

Our local football club may fold unless it gets a cash injection.

3 . [uncountable and countable] the act of forcing a liquid into something:

a fuel injection system

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■ verbs

▪ have an injection

He had to have an injection to relieve the pain.

▪ receive an injection formal

The boxer received an injection of the drug before the fight.

▪ give somebody an injection

The nurse gave him an injection.

▪ administer an injection formal (=give somebody an injection)

She was taught how to administer an injection.

■ adjectives

▪ a pain-killing injection

I needed a pain-killing injection in my elbow.

▪ an intravenous injection (=into a vein)

He had given the patient an intravenous injection to calm her down.

▪ a lethal injection (=one that kills someone)

Pinkerton was executed by lethal injection.

■ phrases

▪ an injection against something

You may need to be given an injection against tetanus.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.