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ma·ture

 (mə-tyo͝or′, -to͝or′, -cho͝or′)
adj. ma·tur·er, ma·tur·est
1.
a. Having reached full natural growth or development: a mature cell.
b. Having reached a desired or final condition; ripe: a mature cheese.
2. Having or showing characteristics, such as patience and prudence, considered typical of well-balanced adulthood: mature for her age.
3.
a. Suitable or intended for adults: mature subject matter.
b. Composed of adults: a mature audience.
4. Worked out fully by the mind; considered: a mature plan of action.
5. Having reached the limit of its time; due: a mature bond.
6. No longer subject to great expansion or development. Used of an industry, market, or product.
7. Geology Having reached maximum development of form. Used of streams and landforms.
v. ma·tured, ma·tur·ing, ma·tures
v.tr.
1. To bring to full development; ripen.
2. To work out fully in the mind: "able to digest and mature my thoughts for my own mind only" (John Stuart Mill).
v.intr.
1. To evolve toward or reach full development: The child's judgment matures as she grows older.
2. To become due. Used of notes and bonds.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin mātūrus; see mā- in Indo-European roots.]

ma·ture′ly adv.
ma·ture′ness n.
References in classic literature ?
All her plans were maturing, or had already matured.
The maturing and seasonal fluctuation of the sex-instinct affords a good illustration.
Trepp data shows about $346 billion in CMBS loans maturing between 2014 and 2017, with a peak of $113 billion maturing in 2016.
Summary: Lebanon is seeking to refinance in November around $2 billion of debt maturing next year, banking sources said Thursday.
Prices for shorter dated investments don't move around as much as those maturing later on.
A maturing male doesn't go into full musth all at once but starts with sporadic days of erratic behavior and quick spikes in testosterone concentration in his blood.
The investigators suggested that personal conservatism may be less helpful to highly mature girls because it would block the questioning process that is part of developing one's religiosity "Sexually maturing girls with depression, or at high risk for depression, might benefit from facilitation of this religious individuation process.
Birmingham Midshires is offering savers with maturing Tessa accounts the opportunity to invest up to pounds 15,000 free of tax through its new guaranteed investment 'mini' cash ISA.