|1.||[ verb ] develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation|
"He matured fast" "The child grew fast"
|Related terms:||develop develop grow_up ripen find_oneself growth maturation age|
|2.||[ adjective ] characteristic of maturity|
"mature for her age"
|Related terms:||immature mellow ripe autumnal|
|3.||[ adjective ] fully considered and perfected|
|4.||[ adjective ] having reached full natural growth or development|
"a mature cell"
|Related terms:||immature adult adult marriageable prime full-blown abloom fruiting full-blown headed overblown old age maturity|
|5.||[ verb ] cause to ripen and discharge pus|
"The oil suppurates the pustules"
|Related terms:||draw fester pus|
|6.||[ verb ] cause to ripen or develop fully|
"The sun ripens the fruit" "Age matures a good wine"
|Related terms:||change ripen|
|7.||[ adjective ] (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination|
|Related terms:||unfledged fledgling full-fledged full-fledged|
|8.||[ verb ] become due for repayment|
"These bonds mature in 2005"
|9.||[ adjective ] fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used|
"ripe peaches" "full-bodies mature wines"
|Related terms:||green mellow overripe aged|
|10.||[ verb ] develop and work out fully in one's mind|
"I need to mature my thoughts"
|Related terms:||explicate maturation|
|11.||[ verb ] grow old or older|
|Synonyms:||age senesce get_on maturate|
"She aged gracefully" "we age every day--what a depressing thought!" "Young men senesce"
|Related terms:||develop develop dote fossilize turn growth old_age|