from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To mature, ripen, or develop.
- intransitive v. To suppurate.
- transitive v. To cause to suppurate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To mature
- v. to achieve suppuration
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bring to ripeness or maturity; to ripen.
- transitive v. To promote the perfect suppuration of (an abscess).
- intransitive v. To ripen; to become mature; specifically, to suppurate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bring to maturity; mature.
- To promote perfect suppuration in.
- To ripen; come to or toward maturity.
- To suppurate perfectly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. ripen and generate pus
- v. develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
- v. grow old or older
Latin mātūrāre, mātūrāt-, from mātūrus, mature; see mature.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)