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Definition 1: born after a gestation period of less than the normal time - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where premature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a premature infant

(means also ...) not yet mature

Definition 2: uncommonly early or before the expected time - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where premature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • illness led to his premature death
  • alcohol brought him to an untimely end

Synonyms for premature in the sense of this definition

(premature is similar to ...) at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time

"early morning" "an early warning" "early diagnosis" "an early death" "took early retirement" "an early spring" "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"

Definition 3: too soon or too hasty - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where premature or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • our condemnation of him was a bit previous
  • a premature judgment

Synonyms for premature in the sense of this definition

(premature is similar to ...) at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time

"early morning" "an early warning" "early diagnosis" "an early death" "took early retirement" "an early spring" "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"

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