Before the due time; ahead of time: his son died prematurely [as submodifier]: prematurely gray hair
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- Her hair had greyed prematurely, her once youthful face was lined with worry and fraught with grief.
- Mac's face seemed prematurely grey and aged, his body hunched as he read.
- She went public about the sensitive issue of her identity after the match prematurely ended.
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