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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mat·u·rate /ˈmæʧəˌret/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mat·u·rate /ˈmæʧəˌret/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mat·u·rate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Maturated p. pr. & vb. n. Maturating ]
 1. To bring to ripeness or maturity; to ripen.
    A tree may be maturated artificially.   --Fuller.
 2. To promote the perfect suppuration of (an abscess).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mat·u·rate, v. i. To ripen; to become mature; specifically, to suppurate.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured
           fast"; "The child grew fast" [syn: mature, grow]
      2: grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every
         day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"
         [syn: senesce, age, get on, mature]
      3: ripen and generate pus; "her wounds are festering" [syn: fester,