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Pronunciation : Ma*ture"
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. maturus; prob. akin to E. matin.]
Definition : 1. Brought by natural process to completeness of growth and development; fitted by growth and development for any function, action, or state, appropriate to its kind; full-grown; ripe. Now is love mature in ear. Tennison. How shall I meet, or how accost, the sage, Unskilled in speech, nor yet mature of age Pope.

2. Completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan. This lies glowing, . . . and is almost mature for the violent breaking out. Shak.

3. Of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years.

4. Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.

Syn. -- Ripe; perfect; completed; prepared; digested; ready. -- Mature, Ripe. Both words describe fullness of growth. Mature brings to view the progressiveness of the process; ripe indicates the result. We speak of a thing as mature when thinking of the successive stayes through which it has passed; as ripe, when our attention is directed merely to its state. A mature judgment; mature consideration; ripe fruit; a ripe scholar.

[Compar. Maturer; superl. Maturest.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ma*ture"
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [See Maturate, Mature.]
Definition : Defn: To bring or hasten to maturity; to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one's plans. Bacon.

t. [imp. & p. p. Matured; p. pr. & vb. n. Maturing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ma*ture"
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience.

2. Hence, to become due, as a note.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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