present tense third-person singular of quicken
as in stimulates
to give life, vigor, or spirit to the news that we'd head to Florida for Christmas quickened the children, who instantly began jumping for joy

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“Quickens.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/quickens. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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