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Definición de “mature” en inglés

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.

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 at 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 make food and wine old enough for the flavour to have developed 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.
(Definition of mature from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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