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Overview of verb mature

The verb mature has 6 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (5) mature, maturate, grow

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

2. mature

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

3. mature

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

4. ripen, mature

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

5. senesce, age, get on, mature, maturate

(grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day

6. suppurate, mature

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

Overview of adj mature

The adj mature has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (4) mature

(characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age")

2. (4) mature, matured

(fully considered and perfected; "mature plans")

3. (1) mature

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

4. ripe, mature

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

5. fledged, mature

((of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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