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ma·ture

(mă-chūr', -tūr),
1. Ripe; fully developed.
2. To ripen; to become fully developed.
[L. maturus, ripe]

mature

/ma·ture/ (mah-chldbomacr´)
1. to develop to maturity; to ripen.
2. fully developed; ripe.

mature

(mə-cho͝or′, -to͝or′)
adj.
1. Having reached full natural growth or development.
2. Relating to or characteristic of full mental or physical development.
v.
To evolve toward or reach full development.

mature

[məchoo͡r′]
Etymology: L, maturus, ripe
1 v, to become fully developed; to ripen.
2 adj, fully developed or ripened.

ma·ture

(mă-chūr')
1. Ripe; fully developed.
2. To ripen; to become fully developed.
[L. maturus, ripe]

ma·ture

(mă-chūr')
Ripe; fully developed.
[L. maturus, ripe]
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