[ mach-uh-reyt ]
/ ˈmætʃ əˌreɪt /

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

Pathology. to suppurate.
to mature.

Origin of maturate

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

Related forms

ma·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


/ (ˈmætjʊˌreɪt, ˈmætʃʊ-) /


to mature or bring to maturity
a less common word for suppurate

Derived Forms

maturative (məˈtjʊərətɪv, məˈtʃʊə-), adjective
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Medicine definitions for maturate


[ măchə-rāt′ ]


To mature, ripen, or develop.
To suppurate.
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