Definitions for: Maturate

[v] ripen and generate pus; "her wounds are festering"
[v] grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"
[v] develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"

Webster (1913) Definition: Mat"u*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Maturated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Maturating.] [L. maturatus, p. p. of maturare to
make ripe, fr. maturus ripe, mature. See Mature, v. & a.]
1. To bring to ripeness or maturity; to ripen.

A tree may be maturated artificially. --Fuller.

2. To promote the perfect suppuration of (an abscess).

Mat"u*rate, v. i.
To ripen; to become mature; specif?cally, to suppurate.

Synonyms: age, fester, get on, grow, mature, suppurate

See Also: develop, discharge, dote, eject, expel, find, find oneself, fossilise, fossilize, grow up, maturate, release, ripen, turn

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