Definitions

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  • n. The act of instilling, or that which is instilled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of instilling; also, that which is instilled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the introduction of a liquid (by pouring or injection) drop by drop

Etymologies

instill +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Now I know that “expert reviewers who are genuinely independent” is an extremely difficult step, and climate science is a very politically contentious field, but the result of all this must be an instillment of a proper and enforced scientific ethic.

    Reply to Ritson « Climate Audit

  • The judge described the Broederbond as a national and not a political organization, and said its aims were: 'the attainment of a healthy and progressive unanimity among all Afrikaners who strive for the welfare of the Afrikaner people, the kindling of national self-awareness in the Afrikaner, and the instillment of a love for his language, religion, traditions, country and people; and the promotion of all the interests of the Afrikaner people.'

    The Rise of the South African Reich - Chapter 3

  • It recks little how anciently or from what rudimentary beginnings this peerless impulse dates its growth; whether spontaneous breath of divine instillment, or evolved through cycles of the eternal past, such has sanction and warrant of the Infinite.

    Oswald Langdon or, Pierre and Paul Lanier. A Romance of 1894-1898

  • The latest instillment of a highly publicized interview with CBS News anchor Katie Couric featured an awkward exchange over Palin's reading habits.

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