quicken

Definitions:

  • To make more rapid.
  • To cause (a body or soul, for example) to become alive; vitalize.
  • To excite and stimulate; stir.
  • To become more rapid. <i>synonym</i>: <strong> speed</strong>.
  • To come or return to life, as a soul.
  • To become excited or stimulated.
  • To reach the stage of pregnancy when the fetus can be felt to move.
  • The couch- or quitch-grass, <em>Agropyrum</em> (<em>Triticum</em>) <em>repens.</em> Also <internalXref urlencoded="quickens">quickens</internalXref>.
  • Same as <internalXref urlencoded="quick-beam">quick-beam</internalXref>.
  • In <em>naval architecture</em>, to give a greater curve to.
  • To become quick or alive; receive life.
  • To become quick or lively; become more active or sensitive.
  • To enter that state of pregnancy in which the child gives indications of life; begin to manifest signs of life in the womb: said of the mother or the child. The motion of the fetus is first felt by the mother usually about the eighteenth week of pregnancy.
  • To make quick or alive; vivify; revive or resuscitate, as from death or an inanimate state.
  • To revive; cheer; reinvigorate; refresh.
  • To make quick or speedy; hasten; accelerate: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="quicken">quicken</internalXref> motion, speed, or flight.
  • To sharpen; give keener perception to; stimulate; incite: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="quicken">quicken</internalXref> the appetite or taste; to <em>quicken</em> desires.
  • To work with yeast.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> To expedite, hurry, speed.
  • To excite, animate.
  • 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.
  • To move with rapidity or activity; to become accelerated.
  • To make alive; to vivify; to revive or resuscitate, as from death or an inanimate state; hence, to excite; to, stimulate; to incite.
  • To make lively, active, or sprightly; to impart additional energy to; to stimulate; to make quick or rapid; to hasten; to accelerate
  • To shorten the radius of (a curve); to make (a curve) sharper.
  • The European rowan tree.
  • make keen or more acute
  • move faster
  • show signs of life
  • give new life or energy to
  • give life or energy to
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