Origin of instillation
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Examples from the Web for instillation
The occasion was the instillation of life into the legendary monster.In Eastern Seas
J. J. Smith
They are easily removed with a spud or needle, after the instillation of a drop of 4% cocaine solution.
Instil a few drops of a sterile solution of cocaine, and repeat the instillation in two minutes.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
John William Henry Eyre
If the object be a living insect it should be killed at once by the instillation of warm oil, rectified spirit, or chloroform.
Word Origin and History for instillation
1540s, from Latin instillationem (nominative instillatio) "a dropping in," noun of action from past participle stem of instillare (see instill).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper