Quicken (a.) : To make alive; to vivify; to revive or resuscitate, as
from death or an inanimate state; hence, to excite; to, stimulate; to
Quicken (a.) : 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.
Quicken (a.) : 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.
Quicken (v. i.) : To come to life; to become alive; to become vivified or enlivened; hence, to exhibit signs of life; to move, as the fetus in the womb.
Quicken (v. i.) : To move with rapidity or activity; to become accelerated; as, his pulse quickened.