Definition of hasten
hasteningplay \ˈhās-niŋ, ˈhā-sən-iŋ\
: to move or act quickly She hastened up the stairs.
1 : to encourage to move or act quickly : to urge on hastened her to the door — A. J. Cronin
2 : to cause to happen more quickly : accelerate His death was hastened by alcoholism. hasten the coming of a new order — D. W. Brogan
hastenerplay \ˈhās-nər, ˈhā-sən-ər\ noun
Examples of hasten in a Sentence
His death was hastened by alcohol abuse.
hasten the activation of yeast with heat
Recent Examples of hasten from the Web
Believe it or not, morphine relieves it without hastening death.
In addition to causing respiratory problems and allergies, fungi can cause infections and hasten the deterioration of materials.
Some of the problem might also stem from culverts that trap air under the roadway and hasten thaw, Hughes said.
To get reticent researchers and institutions to share their data and hasten cures.
Just last week, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha used his absolute power to hasten a delayed $5.2 billion high-speed rail joint venture with China.
In 2007, a doctor in San Luis Obispo stood trial for attempting to hasten the death of a potential organ donor with morphine.
The Mariners might have hastened that path prematurely, rushing him up after 50 minor-league games in 2013 and handing him the everyday job.
That decision, combined with factors as varied as poor marketing and a drop in wool prices, helped hasten the retreat of lamb and mutton from global dinner tables.
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HASTEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hasten for English Language Learners
: to cause (something) to happen more quickly
: to move or act quickly
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