Meaning of mature

Definition of mature

(adj) characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age"
fully considered and perfected; "mature plans"
having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell"
fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches"; "full-bodied mature wines"
(of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination
(verb) develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
develop and work out fully in one's mind; "I need to mature my thoughts"
become due for repayment; "These bonds mature in 2005"
cause to ripen or develop fully; "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine"
grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"
cause to ripen and discharge pus; "The oil suppurates the pustules"

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