Definition - quickening

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  1. the process of showing signs of life; "the quickening of seed that will become ripe grain"
  2. make keen or more acute; "whet my appetite"
  3. the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus
  4. give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"
  5. show signs of life; "the fetus quickened"
  6. move faster; "The car accelerated"
  7. the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
  8. give life or energy to; "The cold water invigorated him"