Definitions for quickening
the process of showing signs of life
"the quickening of seed that will become ripe grain"
the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus
acceleration, quickening, speedup(noun)
the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
The action of bringing someone or something to life.
The first noticable movements of a foetus during pregnancy, or the period when this occurs.
Stimulation, excitement (of a feeling, emotion etc.).
the act or process of making or of becoming quick
the first motion of the fetus in the womb felt by the mother, occurring usually about the middle of the term of pregnancy. It has been popularly supposed to be due to the fetus becoming possessed of independent life