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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.prematurely - (of childbirth) before the end of the normal period of gestation; "the child was born prematurely"
2.prematurely - too soon; in a premature manner; "I spoke prematurely"

prematurely

adverb
1. too early, too soon, before your time, preterm Danny was born prematurely.
2. overhastily, rashly, too soon, precipitately, too hastily, half-cocked, at half-cock He may have spoken just a little prematurely.
Translations
قَبْل الأوان
předčasně
for tidligt
túlságosan korán
fyrir tímann, of snemma
predčasne
vaktinden önce

prematurely

[ˈpremətʃʊəlɪ] ADVprematuramente, antes de tiempo
to be born prematurelynacer prematuramente

prematurely

[ˈprɛmətʃərli] adv
[age, die, end] → prématurément; [grey, bald] → prématurément
to be born prematurely → naître prématurément
[celebrate] → prématurément

prematurely

adv baldvorzeitig; aged, middle-aged, menopausalfrühzeitig, vorzeitig; decideverfrüht; actvoreilig; he was born prematurelyer war eine Frühgeburt; to die prematurelyfrüh sterben

prematurely

[ˈprɛməˌtjʊəlɪ] advprematuramente, prima del tempo

premature

(preməˈtʃuə) , ((American) pri:-) adjective
happening etc before the right or expected time. a premature birth; The baby was three weeks premature.
ˌpremaˈturely adverb
References in classic literature ?
Having impulsively, it is probable, and perhaps somewhat prematurely revealed the prime but private purpose of the Pequod's voyage, Ahab was now entirely conscious that, in so doing, he had indirectly laid himself open to the unanswerable charge of usurpation; and with perfect impunity, both moral and legal, his crew if so disposed, and to that end competent, could refuse all further obedience to him, and even violently wrest from him the command.
For young whales, in the highest health, and swelling with noble aspirations, prematurely cut off in the warm flush and May of life, with all their panting lard about them; even these brawny, buoyant heroes do sometimes sink.
Little Kotrina was like most children of the poor, prematurely made old; she had to take care of her little brother, who was a cripple, and also of the baby; she had to cook the meals and wash the dishes and clean house, and have supper ready when the workers came home in the evening.
And I could not rid myself of it by any legal proceedings: for the doctors now discovered that MY WIFE was mad-- her excesses had prematurely developed the germs of insanity.
A sorrowful sight I saw: dark night coming down prematurely, and sky and hills mingled in one bitter whirl of wind and suffocating snow.
But the face was in the main one face, and every head was prematurely white.
Martha didn't like to see him disappointed, if it were only in joke; so she came out prematurely from behind the closet door, and ran into his arms, while the two young Cratchits hustled Tiny Tim, and bore him off into the wash-house, that he might hear the pudding singing in the copper.
If I had any doubt of him, I suppose this half awakened it; but I am inclined to believe that with the simple confidence of a child, and the natural reliance of a child upon superior years(qualities I am very sorry any children should prematurely change for worldly wisdom), I had no serious mistrust of him on the whole, even then.
He was prematurely bald on the top of his head, and had bushy black eyebrows that wouldn't lie down but stood up bristling.
We must not forget that the managers had an idea at the back of their minds, all the time, that this strange incident might be an unpleasant practical joke on the part of their predecessors and that it would not do to divulge it prematurely.
or Rocinante, for that, ladies mine, is my horse's name, and Don Quixote of La Mancha is my own; for though I had no intention of declaring myself until my achievements in your service and honour had made me known, the necessity of adapting that old ballad of Lancelot to the present occasion has given you the knowledge of my name altogether prematurely.
This was a hearty, healthy, dapper, red-faced gentleman, with a shock of hair prematurely white, and a boisterous and decided manner.