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"premature" in British English

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prematureadjective

/ˈprem.ə.tʃər/  us   /ˌpriː.məˈtʊr/
prematurely
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Their ​baby was ​born prematurely and ​weighed only one ​kilogram. His ​stressfuljob made him go prematurely ​grey (= made his ​hairturngrey at a ​youngage).
(Definition of premature from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prematureadjective

 us   /ˌpri·məˈtʃʊr, -ˈtʊr/
happening or done too ​soon, esp. before the ​natural or ​desiredtime: 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)
Translations of “premature”
in Korean 예정보다 이른…
in Arabic مُبكّر, سابِق لأوَانِه…
in Malaysian pramatang…
in French prématuré…
in Russian преждевременный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過早的, 不成熟的, 倉促的…
in Italian prematuro…
in Turkish vaktinden önce, vakitsiz…
in Polish przedwczesny…
in Spanish prematuro…
in Vietnamese đẻ non…
in Portuguese prematuro, antes do tempo…
in Thai ก่อนกำหนด…
in German frühzeitig…
in Catalan prematur…
in Japanese 早過ぎる, 時期尚早な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过早的, 不成熟的, 仓促的…
in Indonesian prematur…
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