maturate

[ mach-uh-reyt ]
/ ˈmætʃ əˌreɪt /

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

Pathology. to suppurate.
to mature.

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Origin of maturate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM maturate

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
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British Dictionary definitions for maturate

maturate
/ (ˈmætjʊˌreɪt, ˈmætʃʊ-) /

verb

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

Derived forms of maturate

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

maturate
[ măchə-rāt′ ]

v.

To mature, ripen, or develop.
To suppurate.
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