premature

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌpɹɛ.məˈtjʊə/, /ˈpɹɛ.mə.tjə/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌpɹi.məˈtʊɹ/, /ˌpɹi.məˈt͡ʃʊɹ/

AdjectiveEdit

premature (comparative more premature, superlative most premature)

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

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NounEdit

premature (plural prematures)

  1. An infant born prematurely.

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pre.maˈtu.re/
  • Rhymes: -ure
  • Hyphenation: pre‧ma‧tù‧re

AdjectiveEdit

premature

  1. feminine plural of prematuro

NounEdit

premature f pl

  1. plural of prematura

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