premature

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

premature (plural prematures)

  1. An infant born prematurely.

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

premature

  1. feminine plural of prematuro

Noun[edit]

premature f pl

  1. plural of prematura

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