overmature

adjective over·ma·ture \ ˌō-vər-mə-ˈtu̇r , -ˈtyu̇r also -ˈchu̇r \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overmature

:past the age or condition of maturity: such as
a :beyond the stage of desirable or optimal development or productivity
  • overmature wax beans
  • The older the better as far as nuthatches view it. Their favorite trees are "overmature" ones: aging and touched with decay, filled with nest holes and insects …
  • —Rick Marsi
b :past the middle portion of a cycle of erosion
  • overmature rocks

overmaturity

play \ˌō-vər-mə-ˈtu̇r-ə-tē, -ˈtyu̇r- also -ˈchu̇r-\ noun
    • The squash is very tender and should be handled with care to prevent skin cuts and bruising. Avoid purchasing any with … a dull, shriveled skin, which is a sign of overmaturity.
    • —Tammy Algood

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