Synonyms for quickening


1. quickening, organic process, biological process
usage: the process of showing signs of life; "the quickening of seed that will become ripe grain"
2. quickening, degree, level, stage, point
usage: the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus
3. acceleration, quickening, speedup, speed, speeding, hurrying
usage: the act of accelerating; increasing the speed


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