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premature

adjective uk   /ˈprem.ə.tʃər/ /-tjʊər/ /ˌprem.ə.ˈtjʊər/  us   /ˌpriː.məˈtʊr/
happening or done too soon, especially before the natural or suitable time: premature birth/death a premature baby Their criticisms seem premature considering that the results aren't yet known.
prematurely
adverb uk   us   /-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).
Translations of “premature”
in Arabic مُبكّر, سابِق لأوَانِه…
in Korean 예정보다 이른…
in Malaysian pramatang…
in French prématuré…
in Turkish vaktinden önce, vakitsiz…
in Italian prematuro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過早的, 不成熟的, 倉促的…
in Russian преждевременный…
in Polish przedwczesny…
in Vietnamese đẻ non…
in Spanish prematuro…
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 Indonesian prematur…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过早的, 不成熟的, 仓促的…
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