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mature

adjective uk   /məˈtjʊər/ us    /-ˈtʊr/

mature adjective (LIKE AN ADULT)

B2 Mature people behave like adults in a way that shows they are well developed emotionally: He's very mature for his age. A mature decision is one that is made after a lot of careful thought: Upon mature reflection, we find the accused guilty.
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mature adjective (PHYSICALLY GROWN)

completely grown physically: a mature adult sexually mature Mature male gorillas have silver-grey hairs on their backs. mature oak trees

mature adjective (FOOD)

having a flavour that is completely developed: Do you prefer mild or mature cheddar?

mature adjective (FINANCE)

specialized finance & economics A mature investment is ready to be paid.

mature

verb uk   /məˈtjʊər/ us    /-ˈtʊr/ /məˈtjʊər/  /-ˈtʊr/

mature verb (DEVELOP MENTALLY)

[I or T] to become more developed mentally and emotionally and behave in a responsible way: Girls are said to mature faster than boys. He matured a lot while he was in college. [I] If ideas, opinions, etc. mature, they reach an advanced or developed state: It took several years for her ideas to mature.

mature verb (GROW PHYSICALLY)

[I] to become completely grown physically: Humans take longer to mature than most other animals.

mature verb (FOOD)

[I or T] to allow food and wine to become old enough for the flavour to develop completely: The wine has been matured in oak vats. The cheese is left to mature for two years.

mature verb (FINANCE)

[I] specialized finance & economics If an insurance agreement or an investment matures, it becomes ready to be paid: The policy matures after 15 years.
Translations of “mature”
in Korean 다 자란, 어른스러운…
in Arabic ناضِج, بالِغ…
in French mûr, fait, bon à boire…
in Turkish olgun, kâmil, ergin…
in Italian maturo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 成熟的, 慎重的,經深思熟慮的…
in Russian зрелый, взрослый…
in Polish dojrzały…
in Spanish maduro…
in Portuguese maduro…
in German reif…
in Catalan madur…
in Japanese 熟した, 十分に成長した, 大人っぽい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 成熟的, 慎重的,经深思熟虑的…
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