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- v. Present participle of quicken.
- n. The action of bringing someone or something to life.
- n. The first noticable movements of a foetus during pregnancy, or the period when this occurs.
- n. Stimulation, excitement (of a feeling, emotion etc.).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of making or of becoming quick.
- n. The first motion of the fetus in the womb felt by the mother, occurring usually about the middle of the term of pregnancy. It has been popularly supposed to be due to the fetus becoming possessed of independent life.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of reviving or animating.
- n. The time of pregnancy when the fetus is first felt to be quick.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the process of showing signs of life
- n. the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
- n. the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus
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