instilling


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in·still

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.
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Noun1.instilling - teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
indoctrination - teaching someone to accept doctrines uncritically
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