adj, ma*tur*er -est 1 : having completed natural growth and development <a ovary> 2 : having undergone maturation < germ cells>
vb, ma*tured ma*tur*ing vt : to bring to maturity or completion vi : to become fully developed or ripe maturer n
Similar sounding terms: mad·der mater mat·ter mat·tery
Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. © 1997-2019.