Meaning of “premature” in the English Dictionary

"premature" in British English

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prematureadjective

/ˈprem.ə.tʃər/ /prem.əˈtʃʊər/ us /ˌpriː.məˈtʊr/
prematurely
adverb uk /ˈprem.ə.tʃə.li/ /prem.əˈtʃʊə.li/ us /ˌpriː.məˈtʊr.li/

Their baby was born prematurely and weighed only one kilogram.
His stressful job made him go prematurely grey (= made his hair turn grey at a young age).

(Definition of “premature” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"premature" in American English

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prematureadjective

us /ˌpri·məˈtʃʊr, -ˈtʊr/

happening or done too soon, esp. before the natural or desired time:

a premature death at age 50
A spokesman said it was premature to comment on the negotiations.

(Definition of “premature” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)