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mature

[ muh-toor, -tyoor, -choor, -chur ]
/ məˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər, -ˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʃɜr /
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adjective, ma·tur·er, ma·tur·est.

verb (used with object), ma·tured, ma·tur·ing.

verb (used without object), ma·tured, ma·tur·ing.

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Origin of mature

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin mātūrus “ripe, timely, early”; akin to manes, matutinal
2. See ripe.
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British Dictionary definitions for mature

mature
/ (məˈtjʊə, -ˈtʃʊə) /

adjective

verb

to make or become mature
(intr) (of notes, bonds, etc) to become due for payment or repayment
maturely, adverbmatureness, noun
C15: from Latin mātūrus early, developed
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Medical definitions for mature

mature
[ mə-chur, -tur ]

adj.

Having reached full natural growth or development.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of full mental or physical development.

v.

To evolve toward or reach full development.
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