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  Definition of quicken
  1. give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"
  2. show signs of life; "the fetus quickened"
  3. move faster; "The car accelerated"
  4. give life or energy to; "The cold water invigorated him"
  5. make keen or more acute; "whet my appetite"
Similar Words: animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, vivify, revivify, accelerate, speed up, speed, invigorate, whet

 

Hyponyms: brisk, brisk up, brisken

 

Grouped Verbs: come to, revive, resuscitate

 

Derivational Morphology: revival, resurgence, revitalization, revitalisation, revivification, vivification, invigoration, animation, quickener, invigorator, enlivener, refreshment, recreation, quickening, acceleration, speedup, speed, speeding, hurrying, velocity, swiftness, fastness, spiritedness, brio

 

 
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