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"This disease is one that accelerates toward the end," he said.

As the bottom of the surface meets the air, it compresses it and accelerates it downwards.

The controls don't work properly, and she accelerates much too quickly.

Inertia gives place to motion, it spreads, accelerates and circulates.

It accelerates the disintegration of the mineral matters in the soil.

The great feat of the multitude is that it accelerates the process of changing values.

There is, on the contrary, a latent spontaneity which accelerates its action.

I hate talking about myself, but you had to know some day, this only accelerates it.

The immense weight of head and shoulders causes the buffalo to labor heavily up-hill; but it accelerates his descent.

The addition of certain substances to the water facilitates and accelerates the softening.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Latin acceleratus, past participle of accelerare "to hasten, to quicken," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + celerare "hasten," from celer "swift" (see celerity). Related: Accelerated; accelerating.

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