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INJECTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does injection mean? 

INJECTION (noun)
  The noun INJECTION has 3 senses:

1. the forceful insertion of a substance under pressure
2. any solution that is injected (as into the skin)
3. the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe

  Familiarity information: INJECTION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INJECTION (noun)


Sense 1injection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The forceful insertion of a substance under pressure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("injection" is a kind of...):

insertion; introduction; intromission (the act of putting one thing into another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "injection"):

epidural injection (injection of an anesthetic substance into the epidural space of the spinal cord in order to produce epidural anesthesia)


Sense 2injection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any solution that is injected (as into the skin)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

injectant; injection

Hypernyms ("injection" is a kind of...):

solution (a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution)


Sense 3injection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

injection; shot

Context example:

the nurse gave him a flu shot

Hypernyms ("injection" is a kind of...):

medical aid; medical care (professional treatment for illness or injury)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "injection"):

intradermal injection (an injection into the skin)

intramuscular injection (an injection into a muscle)

intravenous injection (an injection into a vein)

subcutaneous injection (an injection under the skin)


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