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accelerate

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verb ac·cel·er·ate \ik-ˈsel-ə-ˌrāt, ak-\

Medical Definition of accelerate

accelerated; accelerating

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to cause to move faster or speed up <accelerated speech and motor activity in manic patients>; also :  to cause to undergo acceleration

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to move faster :  gain speed





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