[in-stingk-tiv] /ɪnˈstɪŋk tɪv/
of, relating to, or of the nature of .
prompted by or resulting from or as if from ; natural; unlearned:
an instinctive will to survive.
of, relating to, or resulting from instinct
conditioned so as to appear innate: an instinctive movement in driving
1610s (implied in instinctively), from Latin instinct-, past participle stem of instinguere (see instinct) + -ive. Related: Instinctiveness.
- In stir
adverb phrase In prison; inside (1851+)
[in-sti-toot, -tyoot] /ˈɪn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut/ verb (used with object), instituted, instituting. 1. to set up; establish; organize: to institute a government. 2. to inaugurate; initiate; start: to institute a new course in American literature. 3. to set in operation: to institute a lawsuit. 4. to bring into use or practice: to institute laws. 5. to […]
- Inspector of taxes
noun 1. an official of HMRC whose work is to assess individuals’ income tax liability
[in-spek-ter-it] /ɪnˈspɛk tər ɪt/ noun 1. the office or function of an . 2. a body of . 3. a district under an . /ɪnˈspɛktərɪt/ noun 1. the office, rank, or duties of an inspector 2. a body of inspectors 3. a district under an inspector