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- (transitive) To push or pump (something, especially fluids) into a cavity or passage.
- The nurse injected a painkilling drug into the veins of my forearm.
- (transitive) To introduce (something) suddenly or violently.
- Punk injected a much-needed sense of urgency into the British music scene.
- Caesar also, then hatching tyranny, injected the same scrupulous demurs.
- (transitive) To administer an injection to (someone or something), especially of medicine or drugs.
- Now lie back while we inject you with the anesthetic.
- to inject the blood vessels
- (intransitive) To take or be administered something by means of injection, especially medicine or drugs.
- It's been a week since I stopped injecting, and I'm still in withdrawal.
- (transitive, computing) To introduce (code) into an existing program or its memory space, often without tight integration and sometimes through a security vulnerability.
1996 November 11, David Taillé <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Getting Process information”, in comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.win32, Usenet, message-ID <MPG.email@example.com>:
- Yes, you'll have to use CreateRemoteThread to "inject code" if you want information like the current directory of a process (at least on NT 3.5x).
1999 August 23, Osvaldo Pinali Doederlein <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Java is Going to Be the Death of Java”, in comp.lang.java.advocacy, Usenet, message-ID <email@example.com>:
- As soon as a virus programmer discovers that some popular ActiveX thing has a bug that can be exploited, e.g. with controlled crashes to inject code, it's going to be a disaster.
2010, Andrew Moore, “AJAX Explained: What It Does and Why You Should Consider Using It”, in Visual Studio 2010 All-in-One for Dummies, ISBN 9780470539439, page 410:
- (obsolete, transitive) To cast or throw; used with on.
- Alexander Pope
- And mound inject on mound.
- Alexander Pope
to push or pump something in
to introduce something sudddenly or violently
to administer an injection to
to take or be administered something by means of injection