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pre·ma·ture

 (prē′mə-tyo͝or′, -to͝or′, -cho͝or′)
adj.
1. Occurring, growing, or existing before the customary, correct, or assigned time; uncommonly or unexpectedly early: a premature end.
2. Born after a gestation period of less than the normal time: a premature infant.

[Middle English, ripe, from Latin praemātūrus, ripe too early : prae-, pre- + mātūrus, ripe; see mā- in Indo-European roots.]

pre′ma·ture′ly adv.
pre′ma·ture′ness, pre′ma·tu′ri·ty n.

premature

(ˌprɛməˈtjʊə; ˈprɛməˌtjʊə)
adj
1. occurring or existing before the normal or expected time
2. impulsive or hasty: a premature judgment.
3. (Medicine) (of an infant) weighing less than 2500 g (5 lbs) and usually born before the end of the full period of gestation
[C16: from Latin praemātūrus, very early, from prae in advance + mātūrus ripe]
ˌpremaˈturely adv
ˌpremaˈtureness, ˌpremaˈturity n

pre•ma•ture

(ˌpri məˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər; esp. Brit. ˌprɛm ə-)

adj.
1. occurring, coming, or done too soon: a premature announcement.
2. mature or ripe before the proper time.
3. born before gestation is complete; preterm.
[1520–30; < Latin praemātūrus. See pre-, mature]
pre`ma•ture′ly, adv.
pre`ma•tu′ri•ty, pre`ma•ture′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.premature - born after a gestation period of less than the normal time; "a premature infant"
immature - not yet mature
full-term - gestated for the entire duration of normal pregnancy; "a healthy full-term baby"
2.premature - too soon or too hasty; "our condemnation of him was a bit previous"; "a premature judgment"
early - at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time; "early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"
3.premature - uncommonly early or before the expected timepremature - uncommonly early or before the expected time; "illness led to his premature death"; "alcohol brought him to an untimely end"
early - at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time; "early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"

premature

adjective
1. early, untimely, before time, unseasonable a twenty-four-year-old man suffering from premature baldness
3. preterm, prem (informal), preemie (U.S. & Canad. informal) a greater risk of having a premature baby

premature

adjective
Developing, occurring, or appearing before the expected time:
Translations
سابِق أوانِه، خديجمُبْتَسِّر
předčasnýnedonošený
for tidlig
ennenaikainen
preuranjen
idő: idõ elõtti
ótímabær, fyrir tímann
時期尚早の
시기상조의
per ankstiper ankstyvas
pāragrspriekšlaicīgs
nedonosený
för tidig
ยังไม่โตเต็มที่
erkenprematürevaktinden önce
non

premature

[ˈpremətʃʊəʳ] ADJ [baby, ageing, baldness] → prematuro; [ejaculation] → precoz
it would be premature to conclude thatsería prematuro deducir que ...
he was (born) five weeks prematurenació con cinco semanas de antelación
I think you're being a little prematurecreo que te estás adelantando a los acontecimientos

premature

[ˈprɛmətʃər] adj
[birth] → prématuré(e)
a premature baby → un bébé prématuré
[death, baldness, end] → prématuré(e)
it's premature to do sth → il est prématuré de faire qch
to be premature [optimism, congratulations] → être prématuré
you're being a little premature → tu vas un peu vite
to be premature in doing sth → aller un peu (trop) vite en faisant qch

premature

adj baldness, birth, arrivalvorzeitig; labour, death, retirementfrühzeitig, vorzeitig; decision, actionverfrüht; you were a little prematureda waren Sie ein wenig voreilig; the baby was three weeks prematuredas Baby wurde drei Wochen zu früh geboren; it is premature to talk of sanctionses ist voreilig or verfrüht, von Sanktionen zu sprechen; premature babyFrühgeburt f; premature ejaculationvorzeitiger Samenerguss; premature retirementVorruhestand m

premature

[ˈprɛməˌtjʊəʳ] adj (baby, birth, decision) → prematuro/a; (arrival) → (molto) anticipato/a
you are being a little premature → sei un po' troppo precipitoso

premature

(preməˈtʃuə) , ((American) pri:-) adjective
happening etc before the right or expected time. a premature birth; The baby was three weeks premature.
ˌpremaˈturely adverb

premature

مُبْتَسِّر předčasný for tidlig vorzeitig πρώιμος prematuro ennenaikainen prématuré preuranjen prematuro 時期尚早の 시기상조의 vroegtijdig for tidlig przedwczesny prematuro преждевременный för tidig ยังไม่โตเต็มที่ erken non 未成熟的

pre·ma·ture

a. [newborn] prematuro-a, nacido antes de llegar a término;
___ deliveryparto prematuro.

premature

adj prematuro, precoz
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Although she was now in her forty-fourth year; although she had been tried, in bygone times, by the premature loss of more than one of her children, and by long attacks of illness which had followed those bereavements of former years -- she still preserved the fair proportion and subtle delicacy of feature, once associated with the all-adorning brightness and freshness of beauty, which had left her never to return.
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Here here I dwelt, till age, premature age, has stamped its ghastly features on my countenance scorned and insulted where I was once obeyed, and compelled to bound the revenge which had once such ample scope, to the efforts of petty malice of a discontented menial, or the vain or unheeded curses of an impotent hag condemned to hear from my lonely turret the sounds of revelry in which I once partook, or the shrieks and groans of new victims of oppression.