Definitions for quickenˈkwɪk ən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to make more rapid; accelerate; hasten:
She quickened her pace.
to give vigor to; stimulate:
to quicken the imagination.
to restore life to; revive:
The spring rains quickened the earth.
(v.i.)to become more rapid:
This drug causes the pulse to quicken.
to become alive.
to enter that stage of pregnancy in which the fetus gives indications of life.
(of a fetus in the womb) to begin to manifest signs of life.
Origin of quicken:
accelerate, speed up, speed, quicken(verb)
"The car accelerated"
make keen or more acute
"whet my appetite"
give life or energy to
"The cold water invigorated him"
show signs of life
"the fetus quickened"
animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify(verb)
give new life or energy to
"A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"
The European rowan tree.
To give life to; to animate, make alive, revive.
To come back to life, receive life.
To take on a state of activity or vigour comparable to life; to be roused, excited.
To make quicker; to hasten, speed up.
To become faster.
My heartbeat quickened when I heard him approach.
Origin: From . Compare Swedish kvickna, Danish kvikne.
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; as, to quicken one's steps or thoughts; to quicken one's departure or speed
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
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; as, his pulse quickened
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Translations for quicken
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make or become quicker
He quickened his pace.
- يُسَرِّعُ، يَحُثُّArabic
- apressarPortuguese (BR)
- zrychlit (se)Czech
- sætte farten opDanish
- επιταχύνω, γίνομαι πιο γρήγοροςGreek
- acelerar, aligerarSpanish
- kiirendama, kiirenemaEstonian
- تند کردنFarsi
- לְהֵיעָשוֹת מָהִיר יוֹתֵרHebrew
- 빠르게 하다Korean
- (pa)spartinti, (pa)greitintiLithuanian
- raske på, framskynde, sette opp fartenNorwegian
- تند کردنPersian
- ژوند وركول، ژوندى كول: لمسول، پارول: ګړندي كولPashto
- a (se) grăbiRomanian
- zrýchliť (sa)Slovak
- 加快Chinese (Trad.)
- تیز کرنا یا ہوناUrdu
- trở nên nhanh hơnVietnamese
- 加快Chinese (Simp.)
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