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premature

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin praematurus, equivalent to pre- +‎ mature. Attested circa 1520.

AdjectiveEdit

premature (comparative more premature, superlative most premature)

  1. Occurring before a state of readiness or maturity has arrived.
    a premature birth
  2. Taking place earlier than anticipated, prepared for, or desired.
  3. (informal) Suffering from premature ejaculation.

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premature

  1. feminine plural of prematuro

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