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maturation

mat·u·ra·tion

maturation

 
 
pronunciation:
mae ch reI shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or process of becoming mature in structure, behavior, or the like.
The slow maturation of humans sets them apart from other species.
similar words:
development, experience, growth
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derivation: maturational (adj.)