instillment


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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.instillment - 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)
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Murray Rothbard considers fear briefly in his analysis of the anatomy of the state, classifying its instillment as "another successful device" by which the rulers secure from their subjects acceptance of or at least acquiescence in their domination--"[t]he present rulers, it was maintained, supply to the citizens an essential service for which they should be most grateful: protection against sporadic criminals and marauders" ([1965] 2000, 65)--but Rothbard does not view fear as the fundamental basis on which the rulers rest their domination, as I do here.
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