/meuh toor", -tyoor", -choor", -cherr"/, adj., maturer, maturest, v., matured, maturing.adj.1. complete in natural growth or development, as plant and animal forms: a mature rose bush.2. ripe, as fruit, or fully aged, as cheese or wine.3. fully developed in body or mind, as a person: a mature woman.4. pertaining to or characteristic of full development: a mature appearance; fruit with a mature softness.5. completed, perfected, or elaborated in full by the mind: mature plans.6. (of an industry, technology, market, etc.) no longer developing or expanding; having little or no potential for further growth or expansion; exhausted or saturated.7. intended for or restricted to adults, esp. by reason of explicit sexual content or the inclusion of violence or obscene language: mature movies.8. composed of adults, considered as being less susceptible than minors to explicit sexual content, violence, or obscene language, as of a film or stage performance: for mature audiences only.9. Finance. having reached the limit of its time; having become payable or due: a mature bond.10. Med.a. having attained definitive form or function, as by maturation of an epithelium from a basal layer.b. having attained the end stage of a normal or abnormal biological process: a mature boil.11. Geol. (of a landscape) exhibiting the stage of maximum topographical diversity, as in the cycle of erosion of a land surface.v.t.12. to make mature; ripen, as fruit or cheese.13. to bring to full development: His hard experiences in the city matured him.14. to complete or perfect.v.i.15. to become mature; ripen, as fruit or cheese.16. to come to full development: Our plans have not yet matured.17. Finance. to become due, as a note.[1400-50; late ME < L maturus ripe, timely, early; akin to MANES, MATUTINAL]Ant. 1, 3. childish, raw, green, young.
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