Quickening definition

kwĭk ə-nĭng
The initial signs of fetal life felt by the mother as a result of movement by the fetus.
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The action of bringing someone or something to life.
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The first noticable movements of a foetus during pregnancy, or the period when this occurs.
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Present participle of quicken.
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Stimulation, excitement (of a feeling, emotion etc.).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
quickening
Plural:
quickenings