instills


instills

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.
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.

v.

  1. To pour in drop by drop.

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