Adjective "Quicken" Definition and Examples




    verb (used with object)

    1. to make more rapid; accelerate; hasten: She quickened her pace.

    2. to give or restore vigor or activity to; stir up, rouse, or stimulate: to quicken the imagination.

    3. to revive; restore life to: The spring rains quickened the earth. verb (used without object)

    4. to become more active, sensitive, etc.: This drug causes the pulse to quicken.

    5. to become alive; receive life.

    6. (of the mother) to enter that stage of pregnancy in which the fetus gives i