ac·​cel·​er·​at·​ed | \ik-ˈse-lə-ˌrā-təd, ak-\

Definition of accelerated 

1 : occurring or developing at a faster rate than usual an industry that is growing at an accelerated pace

2 : designed to be completed in a shorter length of time than usual taking an accelerated course in English

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But this week’s report calls for an accelerated timeline—not by 2050, but by 2020. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Safe streets are the best tool we have to combat climate change," 10 Oct. 2018 In return for accelerated approval, drug companies commit to researching how well their drugs work after going on the market. Caroline Chen, Fox News, "FDA repays drug industry by rushing risky meds to market," 1 July 2018 An official from the Social Democrats said the party supported the fundamental idea of such an accelerated asylum procedure, though their approval depended on the details of the conservatives’ agreement. James Marson, WSJ, "Germany’s Merkel Secures Deal on Migrants, Averts Government Collapse," 2 July 2018 But his accelerated rehabilitation, coupled with Medina Valley’s playoff-clinching rout of Alamo Heights on April 24, made everything OK again. Adam Zuvanich, San Antonio Express-News, "Steubing’s unlikely return boosts Medina Valley," 11 May 2018 At least seven of the 10 Whiting defendants have applied for accelerated rehabilitation. Josh Kovner,, "Whiting Abuse Defendants Make Case For Accelerated Rehabilitation," 12 June 2018 Trump plans to announce his pick on Monday — part of an accelerated timeline to confirm a justice before the November elections. Abigail Simon, Time, "What to Know About the Potential Nominees President Trump Has Interviewed for the Supreme Court," 3 July 2018 Longer-range suggestions included creating student study teams to devise individual learning plans for accelerated students and hiring an upper elementary math specialist. Sara Cardine,, "LCUSD mulls how to meet math goals, keep kids safe from risks of media, online publicity," 28 June 2018 This means that nighttime blue light exposure can inhibit the skin’s natural nighttime renewal, which may result in accelerated skin aging. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Surprising Thing Damaging The Look of Your Skin," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of accelerated

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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