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matterate

[ mat-uh-reyt ]
/ ˈmæt əˌreɪt /
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verb (used without object), mat·ter·at·ed, mat·ter·at·ing.New England, Upstate New York, and Southern U.S..

to fester; suppurate.

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Origin of matterate

Perhaps by folk etymology from maturate
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