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To pour in drop by drop.

in′stil·la′tion (ĭn′stə-lā′shən) n.


(ĭn″stĭl-ā′shŭn) [L. in, into, + stillare, to drop]
Slowly pouring or dropping a liquid into a cavity or onto a surface.
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"One of the guiding principles instilled by my father and grandfather when they founded Ambassador was to always give back to the community that has supported us so well.
What can be "instilled" that will alleviate the natural fears and instincts of young boys and turn them into the "unnatural" people the coach is referring to?
Grammy-nominated singer Brian McKnight says the biggest thing his dad instilled in him was to have pride in his work.
The amount voided was measured and that volume was subtracted from the amount of water or saline instilled to determine the residual volume.
Expos tend to encourage fatuous 'futuristic' structures, yet here a large temporary exhibition hall is instilled with a surprising tectonic presence.
More than that, they are better people, stripped of prejudices and instilled with discipline.
'The unpopularity of bringing back mandatory ROTC remains significant as students, parents, and school officials are highly convinced that it is not only through that program wherein the youth can be instilled 'discipline' and 'good citizenship,'' Castro said.
"He has got a few things he wants to fine tune, but he has instilled so much passion and pride and he wants the Australian public to be proud of the way we are playing.
The only way values can be instilled among the young is by living by the values.
Born in Queens to a Puerto Rican family, Miguel Quinones concedes, "I'd love to perform in Don Quixote or Le Corsaire but I'd have difficulty getting a job in ballet companies looking for tall Caucasian males." He believes contemporary dance is more open to both his special lyricism and the celebration of racial mix his parents instilled in him.
We know how much, for instance, racism is instilled in people's minds to create divisions.
Even at that tender age, I was impressed and positively affected by the positive and progressive articles that instilled in me then, and now, a sense of pride and a desire to accomplish.