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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Accelerate \Ac*cel"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accelerated};
     p. pr. & vb. n. {Accelerating}.] [L. acceleratus, p. p. of
     accelerare; ad + celerare to hasten; celer quick. See
     {Celerity}.]
     1. To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add
        to the speed of; -- opposed to {retard}.


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     2. To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process
        of; as, to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase
        of wealth, etc.
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     3. To hasten, as the occurence of an event; as, to accelerate
        our departure.
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     {Accelerated motion} (Mech.), motion with a continually
        increasing velocity.
  
     {Accelerating force}, the force which causes accelerated
        motion.                                     --Nichol.
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     Syn: To hasten; expedite; quicken; dispatch; forward;
          advance; further.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  accelerated \accelerated\ adj.
     1. 1 caused to move faster
  
     Syn: speeded up
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
  
     2. 1 caused to be completed in a shorter than normal time
        period; speeded up, as of an academic course; He took an
        accelerated curriculum, and graduated in three years.
        Opposite of {delayed}.
  
     Syn: expedited
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From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  accelerated
       adj 1: caused to go more rapidly [syn: {speeded up}]
       2: speeded up, as of an academic course; "in an accelerated
          program in school"

















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