adjective, ma·tur·er, ma·tur·est.
- having attained definitive form or function, as by maturation of an epithelium from a basal layer.
- having attained the end stage of a normal or abnormal biological process: a mature boil.
verb (used with object), ma·tured, ma·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), ma·tured, ma·tur·ing.
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Examples from the Web for matured
How much do you think he has matured over the course of the first season, and going into the new one?
As a post-Cold War figure who matured through “movements,” Barack Obama is drawing from a distinct tradition.
All of the whisky used in both types of scotch must be matured in Scotland and aged for a minimum of three years in oak casks.
I've been thinking about it for a while and waited for the right time, and now it's matured.Model Suki Waterhouse Lands Major Movie Role; Giambattista Valli Launches Second Ready-to-Wear Line|The Fashion Beast Team|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As India gained freedom, and matured into herself, the Imperial began to fall apart.An Indian Icon Reborn: The Imperial Hotel Reclaims Its Glory Days|Esha Chhabra|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The uncontrolled eccentricities of the matured do so much harm, that it is found necessary to suppress them.The Modern Malady|Cyril Bennett
They have matured (have adapted to environment, that is) precociously.Feminism and Sex-Extinction|Arabella Kenealy
This their first taste of Hilda, the matured woman, did not augur well.A Woman's Burden|Fergus Hume
How strange it is to recall one's first impressions of public men in the midst of one's matured opinions of them!Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume I (of 2)|Harriet Martineau
Lastly, there is the fresh presentation of Balaustion, of the matured and experienced woman whom we have known as a happy girl.The Poetry Of Robert Browning|Stopford A. Brooke
British Dictionary definitions for matured
- fully developed or differentiateda mature cell
- fully grown; adulta mature animal