English version

quickening in Birth topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishquickeningquick‧en‧ing /ˈkwɪkənɪŋ/ noun [uncountable]  MBthe first movements of a baby that has not been born yet
Examples from the Corpus
quickeningShe passed him with a fractional quickening of her pace.Pleasure interests him only as long as its quickening of local awareness contributes to his overall awareness.