HyperDic: premature

English > 3 senses of the word premature:
ADJECTIVEallprematureborn after a gestation period of less than the normal time
allpremature, previoustoo soon or too hasty / hasty
allpremature, untimelyuncommonly early or before the expected time
premature > pronunciation
Soundspriy.mahchuh'r
Rhymesallure ... Ur: 39 rhymes with uhr...
English > premature: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningborn after a gestation period of less than the normal time.
Example"a premature infant"
See alsoimmaturenot yet mature
Oppositefull-termgestated for the entire duration of normal pregnancy
Spanishprematuro
Nounsprematureness, prematuritythe state of being premature
Adverbsprematurely(of childbirth) before the end of the normal period of gestation
English > premature: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningtoo soon or too hasty / hasty.
Example "a premature judgment"
Synonymprevious
BroaderearlyAt or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
Spanishanterior, prematuro
Catalananterior
Nounsprematurenessthe state of being premature
English > premature: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaninguncommonly early or before the expected time.
Example"illness led to his premature death"
Synonymuntimely
BroaderearlyAt or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
Spanishprematuro
Nounsprematurenessthe state of being premature
Adverbsprematurelytoo soon

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