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unripe or not fully developed.


/im·ma·ture/ (im″ah-chldbomacr´) unripe or not fully developed.


(ĭm′ə-tyo͝or′, -cho͝or′, -to͝or′)
1. Not fully grown or developed: an immature plant.
2. Marked by or suggesting a lack of normal maturity: silly, immature behavior.
An immature animal; a juvenile.

im′ma·ture′ly adv.
im′ma·tur′i·ty, im′ma·ture′ness n.


unripe or not fully developed.

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