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premature

pre·ma·ture

premature

 
 
pronunciation:
pri m chuhr [or] pri m tur
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: done, occurring, or born before the required or expected time; too soon.
Premature infants often require medical care.Until the results of the election are clear, it is premature to celebrate.
antonyms:
overdue
similar words:
hasty, ill-timed, inopportune, precipitate, rudimentary, untimely
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derivations: prematurely (adv.), prematureness (n.), prematurity (n.)