[ in-stil ]
/ ɪnˈstɪl /

verb (used with object), in·stilled, in·stil·ling. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for instil


US instill

/ (ɪnˈstɪl) /

verb -stils, -stills, -stilling or -stilled (tr)

to introduce gradually; implant or infuse
rare to pour in or inject in drops

Derived forms of instil

instiller, nouninstilment, US instillment or instillation, noun

Word Origin for instil

C16: from Latin instillāre to pour in a drop at a time, from stillāre to drip
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