- Pathology. to suppurate.
- to mature.
Origin of maturate
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- to mature or bring to maturity
- a less common word for suppurate
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Word Origin and History for maturate
1540s, back-formation from maturation. Related: Maturated; maturating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To mature, ripen, or develop.
- To suppurate.
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