Premature Pre`ma*ture", a. [L. praematurus; prae before + maturus ripe. See {Mature}.] 1. Mature or ripe before the proper time; as, the premature fruits of a hotbed. [1913 Webster]

2. Happening, arriving, existing, or performed before the proper or usual time; adopted too soon; too early; untimely; as, a premature fall of snow; a premature birth; a premature opinion; premature decay. [1913 Webster]

3. Arriving or received without due authentication or evidence; as, a premature report. [1913 Webster] -- {Pre`ma*ture"ly}, adv. -- {Pre`ma*ture"ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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