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 matures
You will find a site that matures close to 200,000 casks of whisky.
His family had to flee, and he goes on a geographic as well as an inward journey as the young Qais matures fast.A Carpet Weaver’s Essential Afghan Memoir: Qais Akbar Omar’s ‘A Fort of Nine Towers’|John Kael Weston|June 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
By May, its bulb can grow as big as two centimeters, and turns pink and then a deep red as it matures.
I don't know what that's going to turn into when he matures.
You want the cattle that's easiest handled, and easiest sold, and that matures quickest and keeps in best condition.Saddle and Mocassin|Francis Francis Jr.
The berry when unripe is orange color and suggested the name Drops of Gold, but becomes bright red when it matures in June.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers|Margaret Armstrong
It is certain that no eel ever matures or spawns in fresh water.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)|J. Arthur Thomson
In New England it matures in July and is found on bushes all summer.The Common Spiders of the United States|James Henry Emerton
It matures more quickly than any other grain crop and is remarkably free from disease.Agriculture for Beginners|Charles William Burkett
British Dictionary definitions for matures
- fully developed or differentiateda mature cell
- fully grown; adulta mature animal