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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.
It was not a beautiful face; it was too prematurely aged-looking, too thin and drawn, to be that; but it was a gentle, lovable face, in spite of its stamp of pinch and poverty, and upon it was that look of restful peace that comes to the faces of the sick sometimes when at last the pain has left them.
Vronsky was in fact beginning, prematurely, to get a little bald.
But the face was in the main one face, and every head was prematurely white.
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.
Then Athos took from his pocket a small paper, on which two lines were written, accompanied by a signature and a seal, and presented them to him who had made too prematurely these signs of repugnance.
I am sure you would be the last woman to marry again prematurely, if our dear Rector were taken away.
I was drunk," said Royce; and this simplicity in the prematurely battered man somehow had the pathos of the first sin of a baby.
It was, perhaps, rather early in the morning to get up a concert, and the audience prematurely aroused from their slumbers, might not possibly pay their entertainer with coin bearing the Mikado's features.
The latter was a melancholy day for me, however, arriving prematurely as regarded my vegetable state, since it was early determined that I was to be spun into threads of unusual fineness.
He was a fat little man, with short legs, young still -- he could not have been more than thirty -- but prematurely bald.
Hayward had run to fat during the last two or three years--it was five years since Philip first met him in Heidelberg--and he was prematurely bald.