- to infuse slowly or gradually into the mind or feelings; insinuate; inject: to instill courtesy in a child.
- to put in drop by drop.
Origin of instill
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1. inculcate, introduce.
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Word Origin and History for instillment
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- To pour in drop by drop.
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