[ in-stil ]
/ ɪnˈstɪl /
verb (used with object)
to infuse slowly or gradually into the mind or feelings; insinuate; inject: to instill courtesy in a child.
to put in drop by drop.
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Origin of instill
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
also instil, early 15c., "to introduce (liquid, feelings, etc.) little by little," from Latin instillare "put in by drops, to drop, trickle," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + stilla "a drop" (see distill). Related: Instilled; instilling.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
[ ĭn-stĭl′ ]
To pour in drop by drop.
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