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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Example sentences from the Web for mature
As our brains mature from childhood to adulthood, we also undergo apoptosis.
Serious soundSmart speakers that talk just turned five, and you can actually hear them maturing.It’s okay if you weren’t paying attention to gadgets in 2020. Here are the best ones you missed.|Geoffrey Fowler|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
“He was a monster,” Gur said of the player then maturing before Israel’s eyes.Deni Avdija is ‘the greatest talent in Israeli basketball history.’ But is he ready for the NBA?|Steve Hendrix|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
As the product category expands and matures, more adoption is almost certainly likely—in either case, it’s good to know that some of the big guns still feel strongly about its potential.
The category has matured to offer an interesting range of options for children across a wide span of ages, shedding some of its earlier reliance on Disney IP in favor of more original ideas.Gift Guide: 22 STEM toy gift ideas for every little builder|Natasha Lomas|November 23, 2020|TechCrunch
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
The suspension applies to all components and will remain effect until the fiscal situation matures.The Sequestration Cuts Education Benefits for Active Duty Military Personnel|Ilana Glazer|March 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But there have been plenty of gems—Tyler Burrell is on fire—as the show matures in its third season but never gets old.Homeland, Justified, Downton Abbey & More: The Best and Worst TV Shows of 2011|Jace Lacob, Maria Elena Fernandez|December 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
By May, its bulb can grow as big as two centimeters, and turns pink and then a deep red as it matures.
The fruit commonly has the general shape of the female inflorescence, but as it matures it increases greatly in size.Philippine Mats|Hugo H. Miller
In the flower where the father and mother part matures at the same time, self-fertilization is the rule.The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler
Still higher up the forage matures later and the grazing season extends from August until November.Our National Forests|Richard H. Douai Boerker
This is almost identical with the Cauliflower, except that it usually requires a longer season and matures in the fall.The Practical Garden-Book|C. E. Hunn
When the period of growth is well advanced, the living thing matures organs for the preservation of its kind.
British Dictionary definitions for mature
- fully developed or differentiateda mature cell
- fully grown; adulta mature animal