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Definitions for premature
ˌpri məˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər; esp. Brit. ˌprɛm ə-pre·ma·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. premature(adj)

    born after a gestation period of less than the normal time

    "a premature infant"

  2. previous(p), premature(adj)

    too soon or too hasty

    "our condemnation of him was a bit previous"; "a premature judgment"

  3. premature, untimely(adj)

    uncommonly early or before the expected time

    "illness led to his premature death"; "alcohol brought him to an untimely end"


  1. premature(Adjective)

    Occurring before a state of readiness or maturity has arrived.

    A premature birth.

    Etymology: From praematurus, equivalent to .

  2. premature(Adjective)

    Taking place earlier than anticipated, prepared for, or desired.

    Etymology: From praematurus, equivalent to .

  3. premature(Adjective)

    Suffering from premature ejaculation.

    Etymology: From praematurus, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Premature(adj)

    mature or ripe before the proper time; as, the premature fruits of a hotbed

    Etymology: [L. praematurus; prae before + maturus ripe. See Mature.]

  2. Premature(adj)

    happening, arriving, existing, or performed before the proper or usual time; adopted too soon; too early; untimely; as, a premature fall of snow; a premature birth; a premature opinion; premature decay

    Etymology: [L. praematurus; prae before + maturus ripe. See Mature.]

  3. Premature(adj)

    arriving or received without due authentication or evidence; as, a premature report

    Etymology: [L. praematurus; prae before + maturus ripe. See Mature.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Premature

    prē-ma-tūr′, adj. mature before the proper time: happening before the proper time: too soon believed: unauthenticated (as a report).—adv. Prēmatūre′ly.—ns. Prematūr′ity, Prēmatūre′ness. [L. præmaturuspræ, before, maturus, ripe.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of premature in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of premature in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of premature in a Sentence

  1. Robert Costello:

    Does dangled mean that he( Cohen) raised it and I mentioned it to Rudy Giuliani, and Rudy Giuliani said the President is not going to discuss pardons with anybody ? If that's dangling it, that's dangling it for about 15 seconds, the first time I kind of danced around the issue because Michael Cohen brought it up with me and I told Michael Cohen,' Look, this is way too premature. ... But if you want me to bring it up, I will bring it up.' And I did.

  2. Ruth Feldman:

    Maternal deprivation during the critical post-birth period carries detrimental long term effects for all mammalian young, provision of the mother’s physical proximity can counter some of the adverse side effects of premature birth.

  3. Joe Manchin:

    His decision to veto such a commonsense bill prior to the unfolding of regular congressional order and the offering of amendments appears premature and does little to mitigate the congressional gridlock.

  4. Todd Stern:

    It is entirely premature, really premature to assume the Clean Power Plan will be struck down but, even if it were, come what may, we are sticking to our plan to sign, to join, we're going to go ahead and sign the agreement this year.

  5. Isaac Asimov:

    To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.

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