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

 in·stinct /ˈɪnˌstɪŋ(k)t/

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

 in·stinct /ˈɪnˌstɪŋ(k)t/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·stinct a.  Urged or stimulated from within; naturally moved or impelled; imbued; animated; alive; quick; as, birds instinct with life.
 The chariot of paternal deity . . .
 Itself instinct with spirit, but convoyed
 By four cherubic shapes.   --Milton.
    A noble performance, instinct with sound principle.   --Brougham.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·stinct n.
 1. Natural inward impulse; unconscious, involuntary, or unreasoning prompting to any mode of action, whether bodily, or mental, without a distinct apprehension of the end or object to be accomplished.
    An instinct is a propensity prior to experience, and independent of instructions.   --Paley.
    An instinct is a blind tendency to some mode of action, independent of any consideration, on the part of the agent, of the end to which the action leads.   --Whately.
    An instinct is an agent which performs blindly and ignorantly a work of intelligence and knowledge.   --Sir W. Hamilton.
 By a divine instinct, men's minds mistrust
 Ensuing dangers.   --Shak.
 2. Zool. Specif., the natural, unreasoning, impulse by which an animal is guided to the performance of any action, without thought of improvement in the method.
    The resemblance between what originally was a habit, and an instinct becomes so close as not to be distinguished.   --Darwin.
 3. A natural aptitude or knack; a predilection; as, an instinct for order; to be modest by instinct.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·stinct v. t. To impress, as an animating power, or instinct. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : (followed by `with')deeply filled or permeated; "imbued with
            the spirit of the Reformation"; "words instinct with
            love"; "it is replete with misery" [syn: instinct(p),
      n : inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific
          stimuli; "the spawning instinct in salmon"; "altruistic
          instincts in social animals" [syn: inherent aptitude]