from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which quickens, revives, vivifies, or communicates life; that which reinvig-orates; something that accelerates motion or increases activity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, quickens.

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  • noun One who, or that which, quickens.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an agent that gives or restores life or vigor


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quicken +‎ -er


  • —The Decemberists Helpful tempo quickener—short but sweet.

    Miss Misery

  • —The Decemberists Helpful tempo quickener—short but sweet.

    Miss Misery

  • He feigns to be the quickener of those things which are immortal by nature, to which things life is always present by their very nature; but he does not benevolently quicken those things which required his assistance, that they might live, but leaves them carelessly to fall under the power of death.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • Eros is child of Aphrodite, minister of beautiful children, inciter of human souls towards the supernal beauty or quickener of an already existing impulse thither.

    The Six Enneads.

  • Interest is a marvellous quickener of the wits, and may be supposed to have left no stone unturned, before assenting to such a sacrifice.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865

  • The lecture must have been a great quickener of conscience; for they would dare punishment and cheat

    Balcony Stories

  • But over and above the value as a mental quickener it is to be placed as a builder of character, and ministering to the development of the moral and even the spiritual life.

    On the Firing Line in Education

  • Let us rather picture to ourselves as the type of fire the benign and beatific solar heat, the quickener and fosterer of all terrestrial life.

    Guide to Stoicism

  • For what we want is not learning, but knowledge; that is the ability to make learning answer its true end as a quickener of intelligence and widener of the intellectual field.

    One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed

  • But the roar of the next wave as it came bursting in, splashing them from head to foot where they sat, was a wonderful quickener to their movements, and away they scrambled through the pitchy blackness, clinging like limpets to the rough side of the cavern as they felt their feet slide upon the treacherous rocks, and thought of the unseen gulf below.

    Harper's Young People, February 24, 1880 An Illustrated Weekly


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