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Dictionary definition for: Mature

1. (v) develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast" "The child grew fast"

2. (a) characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age"

3. (v) develop and work out fully in one''s mind; "I need to mature my thoughts"

4. (s) fully considered and perfected; "mature plans"

5. (v) become due for repayment; "These bonds mature in 2005"

6. (a) having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell"

7. (v) cause to ripen or develop fully; "The sun ripens the fruit" "Age matures a good wine"

8. (a) fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches" "full-bodies mature wines"

9. (v) grow old or older; "She aged gracefully" "we age every day--what a depressing thought!" "Young men senesce"

10. (a) (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination

11. (v) cause to ripen and discharge pus; "The oil suppurates the pustules"

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