premature

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See also: prématuré and prémature

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.məˈtʃʊɹ/

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]

Adjective[edit]

premature

  1. Feminine plural of adjective prematuro.

Noun[edit]

premature f pl

  1. plural of prematura

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