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maturescent

adj.

1727, "grown ripe," from Latin maturescentem (nominative maturescens), present participle of maturescere "be ripe, ripen," from maturus "ripe" (see mature (v.)) + inchoative suffix -escere.

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  • Maturescent, mat-ū-res′ent, adj. becoming ripe: approaching maturity.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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