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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Insert \In*sert"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inserted; p. pr. & vb. n. Inserting.] [L. insertus, p. p. of inserere to insert; pref. in- in + serere to join, connect. See Series.] To set within something; to put or thrust in; to introduce; to cause to enter, or be included, or contained; as, to insert a scion in a stock; to insert a letter, word, or passage in a composition; to insert an advertisement in a newspaper. [1913 Webster] These words were very weakly inserted where they will be so liable to misconstruction. --Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster]