Definitions for quickener

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quick•enˈkwɪk ən(v.t.)

  1. to make more rapid; accelerate; hasten:

    She quickened her pace.

  2. to give vigor to; stimulate:

    to quicken the imagination.

  3. to restore life to; revive:

    The spring rains quickened the earth.

  4. (v.i.)to become more rapid:

    This drug causes the pulse to quicken.

  5. to become alive.

    Category: Medicine

  6. to enter that stage of pregnancy in which the fetus gives indications of life.

    Category: Medicine

  7. (of a fetus in the womb) to begin to manifest signs of life.

    Category: Medicine

Origin of quicken:

1250–1300

quick′en•er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quickener, invigorator, enlivener(noun)

    an agent that gives or restores life or vigor

    "the soul is the quickener of the body"

Wiktionary

  1. quickener(Noun)

    One who, or that which, quickens.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quickener(noun)

    one who, or that which, quickens

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