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pre·ma·ture / ˌprēməˈchoŏr; -ˈt(y)oŏr/ • adj. occurring or done before the usual or proper time; too early: the sun can cause premature aging| it would be premature to do so at this stage. ∎  (of a baby) born before the end of the full term of gestation, esp. three or more weeks before. DERIVATIVES: pre·ma·ture·ly adv. prematurely gray hair. pre·ma·tu·ri·ty / choŏritē; -ˈt(y)oŏr-/ n.

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premature occurring before the time. XVI. — L. præmātūrus very or too early, f. præ- PRE- + mātūrus MATURE.

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