- to cause faster or greater activity, development, progress, advancement, etc., in: to accelerate economic growth.
- to hasten the occurrence of: to accelerate the fall of a government.
- Mechanics. to change the velocity of (a body) or the rate of (motion); cause to undergo acceleration.
- to reduce the time required for (a course of study) by intensifying the work, eliminating detail, etc.
- to move or go faster; increase in speed.
- to progress or develop faster.
Origin of accelerate
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Examples from the Web for unaccelerated
Nor did he ever feel any shame for the tricks he played on unaccelerated humanity.The Six Fingers of Time
Raphael Aloysius Lafferty
With unaccelerated pulse, he quietly cut the half-burned candle into four equal parts.
She rose groaning, and with her mouth full of dirt, but continued her run with unaccelerated speed.The Tobacco Tiller
Sarah Bell Hackley
- to go, occur, or cause to go or occur more quickly; speed up
- (tr) to cause to happen sooner than expected
- (tr) to increase the velocity of (a body, reaction, etc); cause acceleration
C16: from Latin accelerātus, from accelerāre to go faster, from ad- (intensive) + celerāre to hasten, from celer swift
Word Origin and History for unaccelerated
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