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  Definition of instill
  1. fill, as with a certain quality; "The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide"
  2. teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; "inculcate values into the young generation"
  3. produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"
  4. enter drop by drop; "instill medication into my eye"
  5. impart gradually; "Her presence instilled faith into the children"; "transfuse love of music into the students"
Similar Words: impregnate, infuse, tincture, inculcate, impress, ingrain, instil, transfuse

 

Hyponyms: din, breathe

 

Derivational Morphology: infusion, inculcation, ingraining, instilling, instillation, instillment, instilment, instillator

 

 
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