[ 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
OTHER WORDS FROM instillin·still·er, nounin·still·ment, nounpre·in·still, verb (used with object)
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Medical definitions for instillment
[ ĭn-stĭl′ ]
To pour in drop by drop.
Other words from instillin′stil•la′tion (ĭn′stə-lā′shən) n.
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