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Definition of Premature

Premature

  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.

Premature Quotations

The social sciences were for all those who had not yet decided what to do with their lives, and for all those whose premature frustrations led them into the sterile alleys of confrontation.
Peter Ustinov

When we breathe it in, soot can interfere with our lungs and increase the risk of asthma attacks, lung cancer and even premature death. The smallest particles can pass into the blood stream and cause heart disease, stroke and reproductive complications.
Sheldon Whitehouse

Never do today what you can do tomorrow. Something may occur to make you regret your premature action.
Aaron Burr

To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
Isaac Asimov

Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my daughter and all of us here today, but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage, prostitution, forced labor - they have children that they don't want or they cannot feed.
Isabel Allende
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Premature Translations

premature in Italian is parto prematuro, prematuro
premature in Latin is praecox
premature in Spanish is prematuro