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VERB (6)

1. develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation;
- Example: "He matured fast"
- Example: "The child grew fast"
[syn: mature, maturate, grow]

2. develop and work out fully in one's mind;
- Example: "I need to mature my thoughts"

3. become due for repayment;
- Example: "These bonds mature in 2005"

4. cause to ripen or develop fully;
- Example: "The sun ripens the fruit"
- Example: "Age matures a good wine"
[syn: ripen, mature]

5. grow old or older;
- Example: "She aged gracefully"
- Example: "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"
- Example: "Young men senesce"
[syn: senesce, age, get on, mature, maturate]

6. cause to ripen and discharge pus;
- Example: "The oil suppurates the pustules"
[syn: suppurate, mature]


1. characteristic of maturity;
- Example: "mature for her age"

2. fully considered and perfected;
- Example: "mature plans"
[syn: mature, matured]

3. having reached full natural growth or development;
- Example: "a mature cell"

4. fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used;
- Example: "ripe peaches"
- Example: "full-bodied mature wines"
[syn: ripe, mature]

5. (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination;
[syn: fledged, mature]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mature \Ma*ture"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Matured; p. pr. & vb. n. Maturing.] [See Maturate, Mature.] To bring or hasten to maturity; to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one's plans. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mature \Ma*ture"\, v. i. 1. To advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to become due, as a note. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mature \Ma*ture"\, a. [Compar. Maturer; superl. Maturest.] [L. maturus; prob. akin to E. matin.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Now is love mature in ear. --Tennison. [1913 Webster] How shall I meet, or how accost, the sage, Unskilled in speech, nor yet mature of age? --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan. [1913 Webster] This lies glowing, . . . and is almost mature for the violent breaking out. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years. [1913 Webster] 4. Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration. [1913 Webster] Syn: Ripe; perfect; completed; prepared; digested; ready. Usage: 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

developed \developed\ adj. 1. being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful; as, the developed qualities of the Hellenic outlook; the state's well-developed industries. Oppositre of undeveloped. [Narrower terms: formulated; mature] [WordNet 1.5] 2. made more useful and profitable as by building or laying out roads; -- of real estate. new houses are springing up on the developed tract of land near the river Syn: improved. [WordNet 1.5]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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