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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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
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premature

adjective
Developing, occurring, or appearing before the expected time:
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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
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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premature

[ˈprɛməˌtjʊəʳ] adj (baby, birth, decision) → prematuro/a; (arrival) → (molto) anticipato/a
you are being a little premature → sei un po' troppo precipitoso
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

premature

(preməˈtʃuə) , ((American) pri:-) adjective
happening etc before the right or expected time. a premature birth; The baby was three weeks premature.
ˌpremaˈturely adverb
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
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pre·ma·ture

a. [newborn] prematuro-a, nacido antes de llegar a término;
___ deliveryparto prematuro.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

premature

adj prematuro, precoz
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The court was very cool and a little damp, and full of premature twilight, although the sky, high up overhead, was still bright with sunset.
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It is true, they realized that the Peasant Revolt was unplanned, and that the First Revolt was premature; but they little realized that the Second Revolt, planned and mature, was doomed to equal futility and more terrible punishment.
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"But I have, and I consider it's premature, but rational, and it has a future, just like Christianity in its first ages."
In a countryman, this sudden flame of friendship would have seemed far too premature, a thing to be much distrusted; but in this simple savage those old rules would not apply.
As the time dragged on I got nervously afraid we shouldn't have enough of it left for our needs; so I made several premature attempts, and merely delayed things by it; for I couldn't seem to touch a padlock, there in the dark, without starting a rattle out of it which interrupted somebody's sleep and made him turn over and wake some more of the gang.
Another observation which pushes me to the same induction--that of the premature vitiation of the American population--is the attitude of the Americans whom I have before me with regard to each other.
Coulson's uneasy figure, "on the whole, I have been perhaps a little premature. I think you had better deliver this document to its proper destination.
let us be as we were,' replied she, frankly placing her hand in mine; and while I held it there, I had much difficulty to refrain from pressing it to my lips; - but that would be suicidal madness: I had been bold enough already, and this premature offering had well-nigh given the death-blow to my hopes.
Sophia was charmed with the contemplation of so heroic an action, and began to compliment herself with much premature flattery, when Cupid, who lay hid in her muff, suddenly crept out, and like Punchinello in a puppet-show, kicked all out before him.