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English verb: maturate

1. maturate (change) develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation

SamplesHe matured fast.
The child grew fast.

ExamplesSam and Sue maturate

Synonymsgrow, mature

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)develop

Narrower (hyponym)find, find oneself, grow up, ripen

Entailage, get on, maturate, mature, senesce

2. maturate (change) grow old or older

SamplesShe aged gracefully.
We age every day--what a depressing thought!.
Young men senesce.

Synonymsage, get on, mature, senesce

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)develop

Narrower (hyponym)dote, fossilise, fossilize, turn

3. maturate (body) ripen and generate pus

SamplesHer wounds are festering.

Synonymsfester, suppurate

Pattern of useSomebody's (body part) ----s

Broader (hypernym)discharge, eject, exhaust, expel, release

Verb groupmature, suppurate

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