[ mach-uh-reyt ]
/ ˈmætʃ əˌreɪt /
verb (used without object), mat·u·rat·ed, mat·u·rat·ing.
Pathology. to suppurate.
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Origin of maturate
OTHER WORDS FROM maturatema·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
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British Dictionary definitions for maturate
/ (ˈmætjʊˌreɪt, ˈmætʃʊ-) /
to mature or bring to maturity
a less common word for suppurate
Derived forms of maturatematurative (məˈtjʊərətɪv, məˈtʃʊə-), adjective
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Medical definitions for maturate
[ măch′ə-rāt′ ]
To mature, ripen, or develop.
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