verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of quicken
Synonyms for quicken
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Historical Examples of quickener
It was a quickener to him, that his road lay for some distance along the Linden-city causeway.Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2)
Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Henry's silence was probably meant as a quickener of the beadsman's garrulity.
As a teacher he proved himself a quickener of thought amongst students, rather than a close and special instructor.
It is a quickener of the intellect, a purifier of the affections, and an instrument of heightening our spiritual aspirations.The Young Maiden
A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
And truly Mr. Chesterton is invaluable as a quickener and stimulator of the minds of his readers.Among Famous Books
- (of an unborn fetus) to begin to show signs of life
- (of a pregnant woman) to reach the stage of pregnancy at which movements of the fetus can be felt