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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of accelerating; The process of showing signs of life; The stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels the movements of the fetus.

Usage examples (28)
  • The quickening of seed that will become ripe grain
  • THERE is a certain quickening of everything in these fall days,
  • Some religions believe that life starts at "quickening," some at live birth, and some at conception.
  • During this trimester, you’ll probably feel your baby move for the first time an experience called quickening. for more
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