Maturating
Maturate Mat"u*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Maturated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Maturating}.] [L. maturatus, p. p. of maturare to make ripe, fr. maturus ripe, mature. See {Mature}, v. & a.] 1. To bring to ripeness or maturity; to ripen. [1913 Webster]

A tree may be maturated artificially. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

2. To promote the perfect suppuration of (an abscess). [1913 Webster]


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  • Maturated — Maturate Mat u*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Maturated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Maturating}.] [L. maturatus, p. p. of maturare to make ripe, fr. maturus ripe, mature. See {Mature}, v. & a.] 1. To bring to ripeness or maturity; to ripen. [1913 Webster] A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • maturate — maturative /meuh choor euh tiv, mach euh ray /, adj. /mach euh rayt /, v.i., maturated, maturating. 1. Pathol. to suppurate. 2. to mature. [1535 45; < L maturatus, ptp. of maturare to grow ripe, bring to maturity. See MATURE, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • maturation — maturational, adj. /mach euh ray sheuhn/, n. the act or process of maturating. [1350 1400; ME: suppuration < ML maturation (s. of maturatio). See MATURATE, ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • maturate — (v.) 1540s, back formation from MATURATION (Cf. maturation). Related: Maturated; maturating …   Etymology dictionary

  • growing — adj 1. increasing, expanding, crescive, crescent, accrescent, enlarging, aggrandizing, swelling, waxing; extending, distending, spreading, stretching; widening, heightening, lengthening, deepening, thickening. 2. prospering, thriving, palmy;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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