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instil or instill (ɪnˈstɪl)
 
vb , -stils, -stills, -stilling, -stilled
1.  to introduce gradually; implant or infuse
2.  rare to pour in or inject in drops
 
[C16: from Latin instillāre to pour in a drop at a time, from stillāre to drip]
 
instill or instill
 
vb
 
[C16: from Latin instillāre to pour in a drop at a time, from stillāre to drip]
 
in'stiller or instill
 
n
 
in'stilment or instill
 
n
 
in'stillment or instill
 
n
 
instil'lation or instill
 
n

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Past schemes designed to instil fiscal discipline have frequently come unstuck sooner or later.
It is important that time and effort is spent on the factory floor to instil best practices.
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