maturate

verb mat·u·rate \ ˈma-chə-ˌrāt \

Definition of maturate

maturated; maturating
: mature

First Known Use of maturate

1622

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

maturate

verb mat·u·rate \ ˈmach-ə-ˌrāt \

medical Definition of maturate

maturated; maturating
: mature

Learn More about maturate


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up maturate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a quick and clever reply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • spring-flowers
  • Which is a synonym of raillery?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!