Pronunciation: (in'stingkt),[key] —n. 1. an inborn pattern of activity or tendency to action common to a given biological species.
2. a natural or innate impulse, inclination, or tendency.
3. a natural aptitude or gift: an instinct for making money. 4. natural intuitive power.
Pronunciation: (in-stingkt'),[key] —adj. 1. filled or infused with some animating principle (usually fol. by with): instinct with life. 2. Obs.animated by some inner force.