Keywords: syringe, hypodermic needle, injection, jab, inoculation, vaccination, drug addict, heroin, inoculate, vaccinate, shoot up, inject, immunisation, immunise

Sign Definition

As a Noun

  1. A small tube with a plunger and a fine hollow needle or pointed end. It is used for putting liquids into something and taking them out, for example drugs into a person's body or for taking blood samples from them. English = syringe, hypodermic needle.
  2. The act of using a syringe to put liquids into a person's body. English = injection. Informal English = jab.
  3. The act of injecting someone with a weak form of a disease as a way of protecting them from it. English = immunisation, inoculation, vaccination.
  4. A person who injects themselves with harmful drugs; the drugs themselves. English = drug addict, intravenous drug user; drugs, heroin.

As a Verb or Adjective

  1. To use a syringe to put liquid into a person's body. English = inject. Informal English = jab.
  2. To inject someone with a weak form of a disease as a way of protecting them from it. English = immunise, inoculate, vaccinate.
  3. To inject yourself with harmful drugs, often because you are addicted to them. Informal English = shoot up.
  4. [Especially at 'unusual' locations on the body (e.g., teeth, jaw, various joints)], to administer a local anaesthetic by injection.