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instillation

[ in-stuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪn stəˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act of instilling.
something instilled.

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instigate, instigation, instigator, instil, instill, instillation, instillator, instinct, instinctive, instinctively, 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
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Examples from the Web for instillation

  • They are easily removed with a spud or needle, after the instillation of a drop of 4% cocaine solution.

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)|Various
  • The occasion was the instillation of life into the legendary monster.

    In Eastern Seas|J. J. Smith
  • Instil a few drops of a sterile solution of cocaine, and repeat the instillation in two minutes.

  • If the object be a living insect it should be killed at once by the instillation of warm oil, rectified spirit, or chloroform.