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quickening

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birth
quickeningquick‧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.
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