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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Premature  \Pre`ma*ture"\,  a.  [L.  praematurus  prae  before  + 
  maturus  ripe.  See  {Mature}.] 
  1.  Mature  or  ripe  before  the  proper  time;  as  the  premature 
  fruits  of  a  hotbed. 
  2.  Happening,  arriving,  existing,  or  performed  before  the 
  proper  or  usual  time;  adopted  too  soon;  too  early; 
  untimely;  as  a  premature  fall  of  snow;  a  premature  birth; 
  a  premature  opinion;  premature  decay. 
  3.  Arriving  or  received  without  due  authentication  or 
  evidence;  as  a  premature  report.  --  {Pre`ma*ture"ly}, 
  adv  --  {Pre`ma*ture"ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adv  1:  (of  childbirth)  before  the  end  of  the  normal  period  of 
  gestation;  "the  child  was  born  prematurely" 
  2:  too  soon;  in  a  premature  manner;  "I  spoke  prematurely"  [syn: 

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