A still is an apparatus used to distill miscible or immiscible liquid mixtures by heating to selectively boil and then cooling to condense the vapor. Stills have been used to produce perfume and medicine, Water for Injection for pharmaceutical use, generally to separate and purify different chemicals, and most famously, to produce distilled beverages containing ethyl alcohol.

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  1. A period of calm or silence.
    the still of the night
  2. A non-moving photograph. (The term is generally used only when it is necessary to distinguish from movies.)
  3. A resident of the Falkland Islands.
  4. A steep hill or ascent.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. a device for distilling liquids.
  2. a large water boiler used to make tea and coffee.
  3. the area in a restaurant used to make tea and coffee, separate from the main kitchen.
  4. A building where liquors are distilled; a distillery.


  1. to calm down, to quiet
    to still the raging sea

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To trickle, drip.
  2. To cause to fall by drops.
  3. To expel spirit from by heat, or to evaporate and condense in a refrigeratory; to distill.


  1. Not moving; calm.
    Still waters run deep.
  2. Not effervescing; not sparkling.
    still water; still wines
  3. Uttering no sound; silent.
  4. Having the same stated quality continuously from a past time
  5. Comparatively quiet or silent; soft; gentle; low.
  6. Constant; continual.


  1. Up to a time, as in the preceding time.
  2. To an even greater degree.
    ("still" and "taller" can easily swap places here)
  3. Nevertheless.
  4. Always; invariably; constantly; continuously.
  5. Even, yet.

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