quickener


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quick·en

 (kwĭk′ən)
v. quick·ened, quick·en·ing, quick·ens
v.tr.
1. To make more rapid: Stress quickens the pulse.
2. To cause (a body or soul, for example) to become alive; vitalize.
3. To excite and stimulate; stir: Such stories quicken the imagination.
v.intr.
1. To become more rapid. See Synonyms at speed.
2. To come or return to life, as a soul.
3. To become excited or stimulated: Our interest in the project has quickened.
4. To reach the stage of pregnancy when the fetus can be felt to move.

quick′en·er n.
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quickener

(ˈkwɪkənə)
n
a person who quickens
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quickener - an agent that gives or restores life or vigor; "the soul is the quickener of the body"
agent - an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"
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There wasn't enough time inside the final furlong for So Near So Farhh, who is a powerful, relentless galloper rather than a quickener, to reel in the winner, and De Sousa sensibly didn't knock her about.
She's a long-striding filly and is a lengthener, rather than a quickener, and needs a gallop.
Certainly, in a journal entry of 22 November 1813 he longs for 'a little tumult' or any 'agreeable quickener of sensation':