mat-urate

maturate

[mach-uh-reyt]
verb (used without object), maturated, maturating.
1.
Pathology. to suppurate.
2.
to mature.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin mātūrātus, past participle of mātūrāre to grow ripe, bring to maturity. See mature, -ate1

maturative [muh-choor-uh-tiv, mach-uh-rey-] , adjective
nonmaturative, adjective
unmaturative, adjective
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maturate (ˈmætjʊˌreɪt, ˈmætʃʊ-)
 
vb
1.  to mature or bring to maturity
2.  a less common word for suppurate
 
maturative
 
adj

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maturate
1540s, from L. maturat-, pp. stem of maturare (see mature).
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maturate mat·u·rate (māch'ə-rāt')
v. mat·u·rat·ed, mat·u·rat·ing, mat·u·rates

  1. To mature, ripen, or develop.

  2. To suppurate.

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