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instill

[in-stil] /ɪnˈstɪl/
verb (used with object)
1.
to infuse slowly or gradually into the mind or feelings; insinuate; inject:
to instill courtesy in a child.
2.
to put in drop by drop.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin instillāre, equivalent to in- in-2 + stillāre to drip; see distill
Related forms
instiller, noun
instillment, noun
preinstill, verb (used with object)
Can be confused
install, instill.
Synonyms
1. inculcate, introduce.
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Word Origin and History for instiller

instill

v.

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.

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instiller in Medicine

instill in·still (ĭn-stĭl')
v. in·stilled, in·still·ing, in·stills
To pour in drop by drop.


in'stil·la'tion (ĭn'stə-lā'shən) n.
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