mature

[ muh-toor, -tyoor, -choor, -chur ]
/ məˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər, -ˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʃɜr /

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.

Origin of mature

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin mātūrus “ripe, timely, early”; akin to manes, matutinal

synonym study for mature

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

Derived forms of mature

maturely, adverbmatureness, noun

Word Origin for mature

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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