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One entry found for quicken.
Main Entry: quick·en
Pronunciation: primarystresskwik-schwan
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): quick·ened; quick·en·ing /-(schwa-)nieng/
1 a : to make or become alive : REVIVE <warm spring days that quickened the earth> b : AROUSE 2, stimulate <curiosity quickened her interest>
2 : to make or become quicker : HASTEN <quickened her steps>
3 a : to begin growth and development <seeds quickening in the soil> b : to reach the stage of fetal growth at which motion is begun

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