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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


Antonymsdeceleration









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