quickener

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quicken +‎ -er

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quickener (plural quickeners)

  1. One who, or that which, quickens, hastens, or speeds up an object or action.
  2. That which gives life, animates, or nourishes.
    • 1922, Geoffrey Montagu Cookson (transl.), The Seven against Thebes, page 124 in Four Plays of Aeschylus.
      Where, through the deep, rich soil enwound,
      The waters of Dirce flow?
      Nourisher she of man and mead,
      Quencher of thirst and quickener of seed;

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