Meaning of “premature” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective uk /ˈpremətʃər/ us /ˌpriːməˈtʊr/

happening too soon or before the usual time:

premature ageing/death
a premature baby
[ + to do sth ] It seems a bit premature to start talking about it already.
prematurely adverb

He died prematurely of cancer.

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