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also in·stil  (ĭn-stĭl′)
tr.v. in·stilled, in·still·ing, in·stills also in·stils
1. To introduce by gradual, persistent efforts; implant: "Morality ... may be instilled into their minds" (Thomas Jefferson).
2. To pour in (medicine, for example) drop by drop.

[Middle English instillen, from Latin īnstīllāre : in-, into; see in-2 + stīllāre, to drip, drop (from stīlla, drop).]

in′stil·la′tion (ĭn′stə-lā′shən) n.
in·still′er n.
in·still′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.instillation - the introduction of a liquid (by pouring or injection) drop by drop
intromission, insertion, introduction - the act of putting one thing into another
infusion - (medicine) the passive introduction of a substance (a fluid or drug or electrolyte) into a vein or between tissues (as by gravitational force)
2.instillation - a liquid that is instilled drop by drop
liquid - fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume


n. instilación, goteo de un líquido en una cavidad o superficie.
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The funding will be used to continue working with the housing department to undertake surveys, obtain quotes, place orders and supervise the instillation of steel security gates and fencing at various locations within Sheldon," said a Birmingham city council spokesman.
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The overspill from his official instillation at St Philips Cathedral found itself watching the proceedings in the company of a whole host of sacred spirits, courtesy of the Old Joint Stock pub.
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The wounds that were colonized by multidrug-resistant bacteria were treated with aggressive surgical debridement and local instillation of colistin.
The injury was treated surgically with removal of sclerotic bone, an autogenous corticocancellous inlay bone graft, and instillation of a low-contact dynamic compression plate.