1. [ verb ] develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
Synonyms: grow mature

"He matured fast" "The child grew fast"

Related terms: develop develop grow_up ripen find_oneself growth maturation age
2. [ verb ] (medicine) ripen and generate pus
Synonyms: suppurate fester

"her wounds are festering"

Related terms: discharge suppurate festering fester
3. [ verb ] grow old or older
Synonyms: age senesce get_on mature

"She aged gracefully" "we age every day--what a depressing thought!" "Young men senesce"

Related terms: develop develop dote fossilize turn growth old_age
Similar spelling:   matured