|1.||to make or become faster; accelerate: he quickened his walk; her heartbeat quickened with excitement|
|2.||to impart to or receive vigour, enthusiasm, etc; stimulate or be stimulated: science quickens man's imagination|
|3.||to make or become alive; revive|
|4.||a. (of an unborn fetus) to begin to show signs of life|
|b. (of a pregnant woman) to reach the stage of pregnancy at which movements of the fetus can be felt|
quicken quick·en (kwĭk'ən)
v. quick·ened, quick·en·ing, quick·ens
To become more rapid.
To reach the stage of pregnancy when the fetus can be felt to move.