• WordNet 3.6
    • v maturate ripen and generate pus "her wounds are festering"
    • v maturate grow old or older "She aged gracefully","we age every day--what a depressing thought!","Young men senesce"
    • v maturate develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation "He matured fast","The child grew fast"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The nut "filbert" got its name from St. Philbert which is celebrated on August 22nd, which is also when the nut matures
    • Maturate To bring to ripeness or maturity; to ripen. "A tree may be maturated artificially."
    • Maturate To promote the perfect suppuration of (an abscess).
    • v. i Maturate To ripen; to become mature; specifically, to suppurate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average mature oak tree sheds approximately 700,000 leaves in the fall.
    • maturate To bring to maturity; mature.
    • maturate To promote perfect suppuration in.
    • maturate To ripen; come to or toward maturity.
    • maturate To suppurate perfectly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average steer reaches sexual maturity six months after birth.
    • v.t Maturate mat′ū-rāt to make mature:
    • v.i Maturate (med.) to suppurate perfectly
    • n Maturate a medicine promoting suppuration
    • v.t Maturate mat′ū-rāt (med.) to promote the suppuration of
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  • Chris Brasher
    Chris Brasher
    “Reliable office staff come in the shape of mature married women working from 9.30 to 3.30 (inside school hours) during which they will do more than the 9-5ers.”
  • Edward Weeks
    Edward Weeks
    “To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.”
  • R. D. Laing
    “We are all murderers and prostitutes --no matter to what culture, society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal, moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be.”
  • Paul Mccartney
    Paul Mccartney
    “Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.”
  • Horace Mann
    “Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.”
  • John Huston Finley
    John Huston Finley
    “Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. maturatus, p. p. of maturare, to make ripe, fr. maturus, ripe, mature. See Mature (v.) & (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. maturārematurus, ripe.


In literature:

The direct childish mind had taken the short cut which maturity would probably have missed.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
The second crop should come to maturity, or near it.
"Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement" by Alva Agee
His scoring is mature, fervent, and certain.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
Furthermore the stamens and the stigmas do not mature at the same time.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
Bees without mature queens make no preparation to rear workers, 180.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth
In 1919 it matured a crop of 45 pounds of nuts.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
Urge that Government to try it for just twenty years, long enough for a generation to be born and mature.
"Mizora: A Prophecy" by Mary E. Bradley
This process goes on for a number of years, until the boy reaches maturity.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
The crop matures in from three to six months.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
In the highly cultivated and early matured races, the teeth, also, are developed earlier.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin

In poetry:

Though darkness, deadness, unbelief,
May all thy soul attend;
Light, life, and faith's mature relief,
Thy Husband has to send.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
Nor as when sink the civic Great,
The safer pillars of the State,
Whose calm, mature, wise words
Suppress the need of swords--
"Abraham Lincoln: An Horatian Ode" by Richard Henry Stoddard
Thine are visions all alluring,
Form'd to fill the mind of youth;
Till maturer age advancing,
Lights the radiant torch of truth.
"To Hope" by Elizabeth Bath
I stand before the dread, unknown,
Yet solemn fact;
I see the seeds of folly sown
In wayward years, maturely grown,
Nor can retract.
"In Mortem Meditare." by Alfred Castner King
Then out, and 'round the slippery curve
Where bold Maturity's heights subserve
The channel to deepen, and to swerve
Its rapid flight.
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
I would have warned you, one so fair,
Mature, a woman brave and calm,
About the death in life-and bounds
No higher than the ant's low life.
"Things of great worth shall come to pass..." by Boris Pasternak

In news:

Creamer 's maturation actually began well before she injured her thumb.
After they reach maturity between six and nine months of age, they will be relocated to other zoos.
The older, we mean the more mature we get, the more often we read the obituaries in the paper and online.
Finesse , maturity helps Jacobsen's game.
' It's not hard to hear the guys from WM have matured since their debut album.
Showing maturity as a point guard, learning how to play under control and run a team.
Brooklyn indie band Yeasayer takes a mature turn on latest album Fragrant World.
This current Arizona Cardinals team might never develop the maturity and emotional stability needed to play at a high level from week to week.
Hot weather promoted the maturation of corn and milo.
Mature plants grow 6 to 8 feet tall.
She tenderly nurtured them with pride as they grew to maturity.
The maturation of quarterback Zach Mettenberger has meant that LSU has its most stability and productivity at the position since its national championship season of 2007.
Musically matured, road-tested and ready to win you over again.
"One reason is that the interval between when the female waterhemp flowers are pollinated and when the seeds become mature is very short," he explained.
But the franchise itself is maturing.

In science:

Table 2: Residual sum of squares for the Heston and the Multi-Scale models at several maturities.
A Fast Mean-Reverting Correction to Heston's Stochastic Volatility Model
The maturity and reproducibility of the APLC made with microdots is demonstrated.
Design, analysis, and testing of a microdot apodizer for the apodized pupil Lyot coronagraph (Research note). III. Application to extremely large telescopes
In Section 3, we make a thorough analysis of Weyl groups in minimal connected simple groups of finite Morley rank, an activity that had already reached a clear maturity in [BD09].
A Jordan decomposition for groups of finite Morley rank
In these plots, we have set r = 0% for simplicity; maturity of the digital bond is T = 1.
Asset pricing with random information flow
The option maturity is t ≤ T , and the strike is K .
Asset pricing with random information flow