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Definition of 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

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

God screens us evermore from premature ideas.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Part of the bargain of being alive is that one takes a chance at dying a premature or painful death, be it from violence, accident, or disease.
Steven Pinker
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Premature Translations

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

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