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.]

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

That starlight dews All silently their tears of love instill. Byron.

How hast thou instilled Thy malice into thousands. Milton.

Syn. -- To infuse; impart; inspire; implant; inculcate; insinuate.


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