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adjective (maturer, maturest)
1fully developed physically; full-grown:she was now a mature woman owls are sexually mature at one year mature trees having reached an advanced stage of mental or emotional development characteristic of an adult:a young man mature beyond his years (of thought or planning) careful and thorough:on mature reflection he decided they should not go used euphemistically to describe someone as being middle-aged or old:Miss Walker was a mature lady when she married (of a style) fully developed:Van Gogh’s mature work (of certain foodstuffs or drinks) ready for consumption. 2denoting an economy, industry, or market that has developed to a point where substantial expansion and investment no longer takes place. 3(of a bill) due for payment.
verb [no object]
1(of an organism) become physically mature:children mature at different ages the trees take at least thirty years to mature she matured into a woman (of a person) reach an advanced stage of mental or emotional development:men mature as they grow older (with reference to certain foodstuffs or drinks) become or cause to become ready for consumption: [no object]:leave the cheese to mature [with object]:the Scotch is matured for a minimum of three years 2(of an insurance policy, security, etc.) reach the end of its term and hence become payable.