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maturate

[mach-uh-reyt] /ˈmætʃ əˌreɪt/
verb (used without object), maturated, maturating.
1.
Pathology. to suppurate.
2.
to mature.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin mātūrātus, past participle of mātūrāre to grow ripe, bring to maturity. See mature, -ate1
Related forms
maturative
[muh-choo r-uh-tiv, mach-uh-rey-] /məˈtʃʊər ə tɪv, ˈmætʃ əˌreɪ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nonmaturative, adjective
unmaturative, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nonmaturative

maturate

/ˈmætjʊˌreɪt; ˈmætʃʊ-/
verb
1.
to mature or bring to maturity
2.
a less common word for suppurate
Derived Forms
maturative (məˈtjʊərətɪv; məˈtʃʊə-) adjective
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Word Origin and History for nonmaturative

maturate

v.

1540s, back-formation from maturation. Related: Maturated; maturating.

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nonmaturative in Medicine

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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