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Quickening

quickening
1. The act or process of making or of becoming quick.
2. (Science: physiology) The first motion of the foetus 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 foetus becoming possessed of independent life.


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