(noun, verb)


1. the process of showing signs of life

- the quickening of seed that will become ripe grain

Definition categories: process

2. the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus

Definition categories: state, degree, level, point, stage

3. the act of accelerating; increasing the speed

Similar word(s): acceleration, speedup

Definition categories: act, hurrying, speed, speeding


1. present participle of quicken