What does the word quicken mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Quickener.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To make or become alive.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To make quicker; accelerate.

Usage examples for quicken

  1. It was only for a moment that she looked, but I felt the beat of my heart quicken. – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  2. The very sharpness of the contrast used to quicken his sense of pleasure. – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  3. It is equally essential that we use public funds to assist families of low income who could not otherwise enjoy adequate housing, and that we quicken our rate of progress in rural housing. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
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