Quicken(a.) To make alive; to vivify; to revive or resuscitate, as from death or an inanimate state; hence, to excite; to, stimulate; to incite.
Quicken(a.) To make lively, active, or sprightly; to impart additional energy to; to stimulate; to make quick or rapid; to hasten; to accelerate; as, to quicken one's steps or thoughts; to quicken one's departure or speed.
Quicken(a.) To shorten the radius of (a curve); to make (a curve) sharper; as, to quicken the sheer, that is, to make its curve more pronounced.
Quicken(v. i.) To come to life; to become alive; to become vivified or enlivened; hence, to exhibit signs of life; to move, as the fetus in the womb.
Quicken(v. i.) To move with rapidity or activity; to become accelerated; as, his pulse quickened.
Quickened(imp. & p. p.) of Quicken
Quickener(n.) One who, or that which, quickens.
Quickening(n.) The act or process of making or of becoming quick.
Quickening(n.) The first motion of the fetus in the womb felt by the mother, occurring usually about the middle of the term of pregnancy. It has been popularly supposed to be due to the fetus becoming possessed of independent life.
Quickening(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Quicken
Quickens(n.) Quitch grass.
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