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.
SYNONYMS FOR mature
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Origin of mature
synonym study for mature
OTHER WORDS FROM mature
Example sentences from the Web for mature
The anger and rebellion had been comatose in these years of freedom, but the maturer brain was the more uneasy, at times appalled.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
In the last year of the course, the compositions should be such as will test the maturer powers of the pupil.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
We must seek "perfection," the profound maturity of the Christian, by a maturer and yet maturer insight into Him.Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews|Handley C.G. Moule
The thing carries itself to my maturer and gratified sense as with every symptom of soundness, an insolence of health and joy.The Awkward Age|Henry James
Mentally, she could hardly be maturer than the hero-worshipping girl in the procession of Miss Vincent's young seminarists.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for mature
- fully developed or differentiateda mature cell
- fully grown; adulta mature animal