- premature birth,
- premature delivery,
- premature ejaculation,
- premature labor,
- premature systole
Origin of premature
Examples from the Web for prematurely
Prematurely retired in early 1940, Hobart was brought back at the personal insistence of Churchill.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prematurely gray with fine clear complexion, either pale or roseate, together with blue eyes, is a magnificent type.Social Life|Maud C. Cooke
Prematurely worn out, he died at Cowes on the 28th of July, 1840.Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)|William Henry Atherton
In early summer occurs the Festival of the Prematurely Ripened.
Prematurely induced by intemperance of knowledge the old age of the world drew on.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe|Edgar Allan Poe
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.