1. To become mature; to ripen.
  2. To gain experience or wisdom with age.
  3. To reach the date when payment is due


  1. Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe.
    She is quite mature for her age.
  2. Profound; careful.
    The headmaster decided to expel the boy after a mature consideration.
  3. Come to, or in a state of, completed suppuration.

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