Definition of maturate in English:

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maturate

Pronunciation: /ˈmatjʊreɪt/

verb

[no object] Medicine
(Of a boil, abscess, etc.) form pus: if you got a wound in that country it never healed but festered white and maturated

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Latin maturat- 'ripened, hastened', from the verb maturare, from maturus (see mature).

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