[ US /ˈkwɪkən/ ]
[ UK /kwˈɪkən/ ]
  1. give life or energy to
    The cold water invigorated him
  2. move faster
    The car accelerated
  3. make keen or more acute
    whet my appetite
  4. give new life or energy to
    This treatment repaired my health
    This will renovate my spirits
    A hot soup will revive me
  5. show signs of life
    the fetus quickened
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How To Use quicken In A Sentence

  • Once he hit his stride he quickened well. The Sun
  • The runners have noticeably quickened their pace.
  • Romoeuf, riding a franc etrier, on that old Herb-merchant's route, quickened during the last stages, has got to Varennes; where the Ten thousand now furiously demand, with fury of panic terror, that Royalty shall forthwith return Paris-ward, that there be not infinite bloodshed. The French Revolution
  • Blue Coat began life in 1996 as CacheFlow Inc., which sold appliances to businesses that quicken Web-page delivery, among other things. U.S. Firm Acknowledges Syria Uses Its Gear to Block Web
  • In the late 1850s the speed of technological change quickened.
  • They have to quicken up their rate of work to fulfil the production quota.
  • Eve quickened her pace as she heard the distant roar of an engine pulling up into the driveway.
  • He bustled Ouija Board into fifth soon after the start and held his position until the field quickened down the back stretch.
  • Christ was quickened, that is to say, was active, in His own spirit state, although His body was inert and in reality dead at the time; and that _in_ that disembodied state He went and preached to the disobedient spirits. Jesus the Christ A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern
  • The air—"translucent as wine," hymned one poet—quickens the heart. City of Peace—and War
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