matur-

(Latin: ripe; to ripen; timely)

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maturing
maturity
pneumaturia
premature (adjective); more premature, most premature
1. A reference to something that happens before the proper time: When the candidate for mayor was about to announce his victory, he was told that he was making a premature statement because all of the ballots or votes had not yet been counted.
2. Descriptive of something that is occurring, growing, or existing before a customary, correct, or assigned time: Jerry missed his flight because it made a premature departure in order to avoid the severe storm that was approaching the area.
3. Etymology: from Latin praematurus; from prae-, "before" + maturus, "ripe."
Pertaining to doing something before the right time.
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