from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of reviving or animating.
  • noun The time of pregnancy when the fetus is first felt to be quick.

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

  • noun The act or process of making or of becoming quick.
  • noun (Physiol.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of quicken.
  • noun The action of bringing someone or something to life.
  • noun The first noticable movements of a foetus during pregnancy, or the period when this occurs.
  • noun Stimulation, excitement (of a feeling, emotion etc.).

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

  • noun the process of showing signs of life
  • noun the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
  • noun the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus


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