To drop in; to pour in drop by drop; hence, to impart gradually; to infuse slowly; to cause to be imbibed.

Synonyms: To infuse, impart, inspire, implant, inculcate, insinuate.

Origin: L. Instillare = to drop, instillatum; fr. Stilla a drop: cf. F. Instiller.

(27 Oct 1998)

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