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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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