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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Still, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stilled p. pr. & vb. n. Stilling.]
 1. To stop, as motion or agitation; to cause to become quiet, or comparatively quiet; to check the agitation of; as, to still the raging sea.
    He having a full sway over the water, had power to still and compose it, as well as to move and disturb it.   --Woodward.
 2. To stop, as noise; to silence.
    With his name the mothers still their babies.   --Shak.
 3. To appease; to calm; to quiet, as tumult, agitation, or excitement; as, to still the passions.
    Toil that would, at least, have stilled an unquiet impulse in me.   --Hawthorne.
 Syn: -- To quiet; calm; allay; lull; pacify; appease; subdue; suppress; silence; stop; check; restrain.