verb (used without object), mat·u·rat·ed, mat·u·rat·ing.

Pathology. to suppurate.
to mature.

Nearby words

  1. mattress,
  2. mattress suture,
  3. matty,
  4. matulane,
  5. matura diamond,
  6. maturation,
  7. maturation arrest,
  8. maturation division,
  9. mature,
  10. mature bacteriophage

Origin of maturate

1535–45; < Latin mātūrātus, past participle of mātūrāre to grow ripe, bring to maturity. See mature, -ate1

Related formsma·tur·a·tive [muh-choo r-uh-tiv, mach-uh-rey-] /məˈtʃʊər ə tɪv, ˈmætʃ əˌreɪ-/, adjectivenon·mat·u·ra·tive, adjectiveun·ma·tur·a·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for maturate



to mature or bring to maturity
a less common word for suppurate
Derived Formsmaturative (məˈtjʊərətɪv, məˈtʃʊə-), adjective

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Word Origin and History for maturate



1540s, back-formation from maturation. Related: Maturated; maturating.

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Medicine definitions for maturate




To mature, ripen, or develop.
To suppurate.

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