Definitions for "Quicken"
To make alive; to vivify; to revive or resuscitate, as from death or an inanimate state; hence, to excite; to, stimulate; to incite.
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.
give life or energy to; "The cold water invigorated him"
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.
To move with rapidity or activity; to become accelerated; as, his pulse quickened.
move faster; "The car accelerated"
Keywords:  whet, keen, appetite, acute
make keen or more acute; "whet my appetite"
Keywords:  speeding, saturn, missile, cake, multi
The speeding up of times between shots in a multi-shot cake or Saturn Missile toward the end of the display.
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.