1. develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
    The child grew fast
    He matured fast
  2. grow old or older
    She aged gracefully
    we age every day--what a depressing thought!
    Young men senesce
  3. ripen and generate pus
    her wounds are festering
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How To Use maturate In A Sentence

  • Our one eyed leader has not been having a good time of it over recent months and what with global economic conditions getting worse by all accounts and him having maturated away much of the nations wealth things will be getting rather bad here in the UK. Archive 2008-07-01
  • Autumn is the time of the harvest because the once new-born animals are maturated and ready to be slaughtered, the plants are harvested because the frost will kill them soon. Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Writing Tip: Give Your Characters Urgent Goals, Not Joy Rides
  • This woman was now infected, but had the disease in the slightest manner, a very few eruptions appearing, two or three of which only maturated. On Vaccination Against Smallpox
  • The consequences frequently are inflammation and eruptions which maturate. On Vaccination Against Smallpox
  • All the children had pustules which maturated, so that I suppose them all secure from future infection; at least, as secure as any others whom I have ever inoculated. On Vaccination Against Smallpox
  • Some of these pustules advanced in size and maturated. On Vaccination Against Smallpox
  • Maturate partly in French oak barrique and partly in Slovenian oak casks for about 12-15 months.
  • One of my fellow travelers, an artificially maturated Jessica Alba clone, fell victim to the blindly searching cloud-dwellers. Archive 2006-08-01
  • Having never seen maturated pustules produced either in my own practice among those who were casually infected by cows, or those to whom the disease had been communicated by inoculation, I was desirous of seeing the effect of the matter generated in London, on subjects living in the country. On Vaccination Against Smallpox
  • In the first instance it produced a few pustules, which did not maturate; but in the subsequent cases none appeared. The Harvard Classics Volume 38 Scientific Papers (Physiology, Medicine, Surgery, Geology)
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