Quicken



[kwik-uh n] /ˈkwɪk ən/

verb (used with object)
1.
to make more rapid; accelerate; hasten:
She quickened her pace.
2.
to give or restore vigor or activity to; stir up, rouse, or stimulate:
to quicken the imagination.
3.
to revive; restore life to:
The spring rains quickened the earth.
verb (used without object)
4.
to become more active, sensitive, etc.:
This drug causes the pulse to quicken.
5.
to become alive; receive life.
6.
(of the mother) to enter that stage of pregnancy in which the fetus gives indications of life.
7.
(of a fetus in the womb) to begin to manifest signs of life.
/ˈkwɪkən/
verb
1.
to make or become faster; accelerate: he quickened his walk, her heartbeat quickened with excitement
2.
to impart to or receive vigour, enthusiasm, etc; stimulate or be stimulated: science quickens man’s imagination
3.
to make or become alive; revive
4.

v.

c.1300, “come to life; give life to,” from quick (adj.) + -en (1). Meaning “become faster” is from 1805. Related: Quickened; quickening. An earlier verb was simply quick (c.1200), from Old English gecwician.

quicken quick·en (kwĭk’ən)
v. quick·ened, quick·en·ing, quick·ens

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