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Quickening

Quickening Meaning & Definition
Quickening Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quickening?

[n] the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
[n] the process of showing signs of life; "the quickening of seed that will become ripe grain"
[n] the stage of pregnancy at which the mother first feels movements of the fetus

Synonyms | Synonyms for Quickening: acceleration | speedup

Related Terms | Find terms related to Quickening:

See Also | biological process | degree | gestation | hurrying | level | organic process | point | pregnancy | speed | speeding | stage

Quickening In Webster's Dictionary

\Quick"en*ing\, n. 1. The act or process of making or of becoming quick. 2. (Physiol.) The first motion of the fetus in the womb felt by the mother, occurring usually about the middle of the term of pregnancy. It has been popularly supposed to be due to the fetus becoming possessed of independent life.

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