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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·still /ɪnˈstɪl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·still /ɪnˈstɪl/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·still v. t. [imp. & p. p. Instilled p. pr. & vb. n. Instilling.]  [Written also instil.]
 1. To drop in; to pour in drop by drop.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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