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English noun: quickening

1. quickening (process) the process of showing signs of life

SamplesThe quickening of seed that will become ripe grain.

Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process

2. quickening (state) the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus

Broader (hypernym)degree, level, point, stage

Part meronymgestation, maternity, pregnancy

3. quickening (act) the act of accelerating; increasing the speed

Synonymsacceleration, speedup

Broader (hypernym)hurrying, speed, speeding


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