instill

[ in-stil ]
/ ɪnˈstɪl /
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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.

Origin of instill

1525–35; < Latin instillāre, equivalent to in- in-2 + stillāre to drip; see distill

SYNONYMS FOR instill

Related forms

in·still·er, nounin·still·ment, nounpre·in·still, verb (used with object)

Can be confused

install instill
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Medicine definitions for instillment

instill

[ ĭn-stĭl ]

v.

To pour in drop by drop.

Related forms

in′stil•lation (ĭn′stə-lāshən) n.
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