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v. quick·ened, quick·en·ing, quick·ens
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.
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.
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|Noun||1.||quickening - the process of showing signs of life; "the quickening of seed that will become ripe grain"|
|2.||quickening - the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus|
degree, stage, level, point - a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?"
|3.||quickening - the act of accelerating; increasing the speed|
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1. n. animación;
2. percepción por la madre del primer movimiento del feto en el útero.
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quickeningn (obst) primeros movimientos fetales percibidos por la embarazada
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