Instilled



[in-stil] /ɪnˈstɪl/

verb (used with object), instilled, instilling.
1.
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[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.
/ɪnˈstɪl/
verb (transitive) -stils, -stills, -stilling, -stilled
1.
to introduce gradually; implant or infuse
2.
(rare) to pour in or inject in drops
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.

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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