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  Definition of mature
  1. cause to ripen and discharge pus; "The oil suppurates the pustules"
  2. grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"
  3. cause to ripen or develop fully; "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine"
  4. develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
  5. become due for repayment; "These bonds mature in 2005"
  6. develop and work out fully in one''s mind; "I need to mature my thoughts"
  7. fully considered and perfected; "mature plans"
  8. (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination
  9. having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell"
  10. characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age"
  11. fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches"; "full-bodies mature wines"
Similar Words: suppurate, senesce, age, get on, maturate, ripen, grow, matured, fledged, ripe

 

See Also: old

 

Hyponyms: turn, fossilize, fossilise, dote, ripen, find oneself, find, grow up

 

Grouped Verbs: fester, maturate, suppurate

 

Attributes: maturity, matureness, age

 

Entailments: senesce, age, get on, maturate

 

Derivational Morphology: festering, suppuration, maturation, pus, purulence, ichor, sanies, growth, growing, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis, age, eld, old age, years, geezerhood, ripening, maturement

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: volwassen   Finnish: kypsä  
French: mûr   German: reif  
Italian: maturo   Polish: dojrzały  
Portuguese: maduro   Russian: зрeлый  
Spanish: maduro   Swedish: mogen  
 
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