instillation

[in-stuh-ley-shuh n]

noun

the act of instilling.
something instilled.

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
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Word Origin and History for instillation
n.

1540s, from Latin instillationem (nominative instillatio) "a dropping in," noun of action from past participle stem of instillare (see instill).

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