- premature birth,
- premature delivery,
- premature ejaculation,
- premature labor,
- premature systole
Origin of premature
Examples from the Web for premature
Premature buzz over Girls built into a mountain of hype that was unscalable for Dunham.HBO’s ‘Looking,’ Gays, and Sex: Are We All Expecting Too Much?|Kevin Fallon|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Premature infants in neonatal intensive care are at high risk for infection.
Premature birth occurs in nearly one-third of the cases among the former, but among the latter only one-eighth.
Premature old age appeared to have settled on him, and his niece had privately consulted Dr. Sage on his case.The Sea Lions|James Fenimore Cooper
Premature birth ought to be avoided, because the child born too early is insufficiently equipped for the task before him.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
Premature despair and the deepest discouragement have been my constant portion.Amiel's Journal|Henri-Frdric Amiel
Premature old age was fast advancing upon the king, though he had as yet attained only his forty-ninth year.Louis XIV., Makers of History Series|John S. C. Abbott
Word Origin for premature
mid-15c., from Latin praematurus "early ripe" (as fruit), "too early, untimely," from prae "before" (see pre-) + maturus "ripe, timely" (see mature (v.)). Related: Prematurely; prematurity; prematuration. Premature ejaculation is attested from 1848; Latin euphemism ejaculatio praecox dates to 1891 in English but was used earlier in German and appears to have been, at first at least, the psychologist's term for it.