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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quicken  \Quick"en\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {quickened};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Quickening}.]  [AS.  cwician  See  {Quick},  a.] 
  1.  To  make  alive;  to  vivify;  to  revive  or  resuscitate,  as 
  from  death  or  an  inanimate  state;  hence  to  excite;  to 
  stimulate;  to  incite. 
  The  mistress  which  I  serve  quickens  what's  dead. 
  Like  a  fruitful  garden  without  an  hedge,  that 
  quickens  the  appetite  to  enjoy  so  tempting  a  prize. 
  --  South. 
  2.  To  make  lively,  active,  or  sprightly;  to  impart  additional 
  energy  to  to  stimulate;  to  make  quick  or  rapid;  to 
  hasten;  to  accelerate;  as  to  quicken  one's  steps  or 
  thoughts;  to  quicken  one's  departure  or  speed. 
  3.  (Shipbuilding)  To  shorten  the  radius  of  (a  curve);  to  make 
  (a  curve)  sharper;  as  to  quicken  the  sheer,  that  is  to 
  make  its  curve  more  pronounced. 
  Syn:  To  revive;  resuscitate;  animate;  reinvigorate;  vivify; 
  refresh;  stimulate;  sharpen;  incite;  hasten;  accelerate; 
  expedite;  dispatch;  speed. 

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