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

 ma·ture /məˈtʊr, ˈtjʊr ||ˈʧʊr/

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

 ma·ture /məˈt(j)ʊ(ə)r , ˈʧʊ(ə)r/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ma·ture a. [Compar. Maturer superl. Maturest.]
 1. Brought by natural process to completeness of growth and development; fitted by growth and development for any function, action, or state, appropriate to its kind; full-grown; ripe.
    Now is love mature in ear.   --Tennison.
 How shall I meet, or how accost, the sage,
 Unskilled in speech, nor yet mature of age?   --Pope.
 2. Completely worked out; fully digested or prepared; ready for action; made ready for destined application or use; perfected; as, a mature plan.
    This lies glowing, . . . and is almost mature for the violent breaking out.   --Shak.
 3. Of or pertaining to a condition of full development; as, a man of mature years.
 4. Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.
 Syn: -- Ripe; perfect; completed; prepared; digested; ready.
 Usage: -- Mature, Ripe. Both words describe fullness of growth. Mature brings to view the progressiveness of the process; ripe indicates the result. We speak of a thing as mature when thinking of the successive stayes through which it has passed; as ripe, when our attention is directed merely to its state. A mature judgment; mature consideration; ripe fruit; a ripe scholar.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ma·ture v. t. [imp. & p. p. Matured p. pr. & vb. n. Maturing.]  To bring or hasten to maturity; to promote ripeness in; to ripen; to complete; as, to mature one's plans.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ma·ture, v. i.
 1. To advance toward maturity; to become ripe; as, wine matures by age; the judgment matures by age and experience.
 2. Hence, to become due, as a note.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age" [ant: immature]
      2: fully considered and perfected; "mature plans" [syn: matured]
      3: having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature
         cell" [ant: immature]
      4: fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used;
         "ripe peaches"; "full-bodies mature wines" [syn: ripe]
         [ant: green]
      5: (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used
         in combination [syn: fledged] [ant: unfledged]
      v 1: develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured
           fast"; "The child grew fast" [syn: maturate, grow]
      2: develop and work out fully in one's mind; "I need to mature
         my thoughts"
      3: become due for repayment; "These bonds mature in 2005"
      4: cause to ripen or develop fully; "The sun ripens the fruit";
         "Age matures a good wine" [syn: ripen]
      5: grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every
         day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"
         [syn: senesce, age, get on, maturate]
      6: cause to ripen and discharge pus; "The oil suppurates the
         pustules" [syn: suppurate]