Instilled
Instill In*still", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Instilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Instilling}.] [L. instillare, instillatum; pref. in- in + stillare to drop, fr. stilla a drop: cf. F. instiller. See {Distill}.] [Written also {instil}.] 1. To drop in; to pour in drop by drop. [1913 Webster]

That starlight dews All silently their tears of love instill. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: To infuse (knowledge or attitudes) into the mind of another, slowly or gradually; to impart gradually; to cause to be imbibed. [PJC]

How hast thou instilled Thy malice into thousands. --Milton.

Syn: To infuse; impart; inspire; implant; inculcate; insinuate. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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