Definitions for mature

Definitions for (verb) mature

Main entry: mature, suppurate

Definition: cause to ripen and discharge pus

Usage: The oil suppurates the pustules

Main entry: maturate, mature, get on, senesce, age

Definition: grow old or older

Usage: She aged gracefully; we age every day--what a depressing thought!; Young men senesce

Main entry: ripen, mature

Definition: cause to ripen or develop fully

Usage: The sun ripens the fruit; Age matures a good wine

Main entry: maturate, mature, grow

Definition: develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation

Usage: He matured fast; The child grew fast

Main entry: mature

Definition: become due for repayment

Usage: These bonds mature in 2005

Main entry: mature

Definition: develop and work out fully in one's mind

Usage: I need to mature my thoughts

Definitions for (adj) mature

Main entry: mature, matured

Definition: fully considered and perfected

Usage: mature plans

Main entry: fledged, mature

Definition: (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination

Main entry: mature

Definition: having reached full natural growth or development

Usage: a mature cell

Main entry: mature

Definition: characteristic of maturity

Usage: mature for her age

Main entry: ripe, mature

Definition: fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used

Usage: ripe peaches; full-bodied mature wines

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