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

 pre·ma·ture /ˌpriməˈtjʊr, ˈtʊr, ˈʧʊr ||ˌprɛ-/

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

 pre·ma·ture =/-məˈt(j)ʊ(ə)r, ˈʧʊ(ə)r, <ɪ>ʧɪɛflj ɑrɪtɪʃ ˌprɛmə-/= 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·ma·ture a.
 1. Mature or ripe before the proper time; as, the premature fruits of a hotbed.
 2. 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.
 3. Arriving or received without due authentication or evidence; as, a premature report.
 -- Pre*ma*ture*ly, adv. -- Pre*ma*ture*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: born after a gestation period of less than the normal time;
             "a premature infant" [ant: full-term]
      2: too soon or too hasty; "our condemnation of him was a bit
         previous"; "a premature judgment" [syn: previous(p)]
      3: uncommonly early or before the expected time; "illness led
         to his premature death"; "alcohol brought him to an
         untimely end" [syn: untimely]