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Definition of mature:

  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.
  2. Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
  3. Completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan.
  4. Hence, to become due, as a note.
  5. Of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years.
  6. To advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience.
  7. To bring or hasten to maturity; to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one's plans.


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