Definitions for "Quickening"
Keywords:  fetal, felt, gestation, fetus, mother
The first motion of the fetus in the womb felt by the mother, occurring usually about the middle of the term of pregnancy. It has been popularly supposed to be due to the fetus becoming possessed of independent life.
the stage of pregnancy in which the movement of the fetus can be felt for the first time.
The point during pregnancy at which the movements of the prenatal child can be felt by the mother. Used during earlier times, when scientific knowledge of prenatal life was less complete, to mark the time after which prenatal child-killing would no longer be permitted. SECTION: R
This page refers to the phenomenon of Quickenings from the Highlander universe of Highlander (film) and . In the Highlander Universe when an Immortal beheads another Immortal in combat the lifeforce is released into the victor. This transfer of energy is known as the Quickening.
Quickening is a character from The Druid of Shannara by Terry Brooks. She is the daughter of the King of the Silver River.
Keywords:  ripe, seed, grain, signs, showing
the process of showing signs of life; "the quickening of seed that will become ripe grain"
the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
Keywords:  stimulating
Keywords:  becoming, act, making, process
The act or process of making or of becoming quick.