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Wordnet 3.0

ADVERB (2)

1. (of childbirth) before the end of the normal period of gestation;
- Example: "the child was born prematurely"

2. too soon; in a premature manner;
- Example: "I spoke prematurely"
[syn: prematurely, untimely]

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2 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Premature \Pre`ma*ture"\, a. [L. praematurus; prae before + maturus ripe. See Mature.] 1. Mature or ripe before the proper time; as, the premature fruits of a hotbed. [1913 Webster] 2. Happening, arriving, existing, or performed before the proper or usual time; adopted too soon; too early; untimely; as, a premature fall of snow; a premature birth; a premature opinion; premature decay. [1913 Webster] 3. Arriving or received without due authentication or evidence; as, a premature report. [1913 Webster] -- Pre`ma*ture"ly, adv. -- Pre`ma*ture"ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prematurely adv 1: (of childbirth) before the end of the normal period of gestation; "the child was born prematurely" 2: too soon; in a premature manner; "I spoke prematurely" [syn: prematurely, untimely]