[in-stuh-ley-shuh n]


the act of instilling.
something instilled.

Nearby words

  1. instigate,
  2. instigation,
  3. instigator,
  4. instil,
  5. instill,
  6. instillator,
  7. instinct,
  8. instinctive,
  9. instinctively,
  10. instinctual

Origin of instillation

1530–40; < Latin instillātiōn- (stem of instillātiō), equivalent to instillāt(us) past participle of instillāre to instill + -iōn- -ion

Related formspre·in·stil·la·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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