instinction

noun
in·​stinc·​tion | \ ə̇nzˈtiŋ(k)shən, ə̇nˈst- \
plural -s

Definition of instinction

1 obsolete : instinct
2 : instinctive behavior

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History and Etymology for instinction

obsolete English, instigation, inspiration, from Middle French, from Late Latin instinction-, instinctio, from Latin instinctus (past participle) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Instinction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/instinction. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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