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      adj   adult, complete, fit, full-blown, full-grown, fully fledged, grown, grown-up, matured, mellow, of age, perfect, prepared, ready, ripe, ripened, seasoned  
      vb   age, become adult, bloom, blossom, come of age, develop, grow up, maturate, mellow, perfect, reach adulthood, ripen, season  
,       adj   adolescent, childish, green, immature, incomplete, juvenile, puerile, undeveloped, unfinished, unperfected, unripe, young, youthful  
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  ( matures    3rd person present)   ( maturing    present participle)   ( matured    past tense & past participle)   ( maturer    comparative)   ( maturest    superlative  )
1       verb   When a child or young animal matures, it becomes an adult.   (=grow up)  
You will learn what to expect as your child matures physically...      V  
2       verb   When something matures, it reaches a state of complete development.  
When the trees matured they were cut in certain areas...      V  
3       verb   If someone matures, they become more fully developed in their personality and emotional behaviour.  
Hopefully after three years at university I will have matured...      V  
4       adj   If you describe someone as mature, you think that they are fully developed and balanced in their personality and emotional behaviour.,   (approval)    They are emotionally mature and should behave responsibly...     
5       verb   If something such as wine or cheese matures or is matured, it is left for a time to allow its full flavour or strength to develop.  
Unlike wine, brandy matures only in wood, not glass.      V  
...the cellars where the cheeses are matured.      be V-ed  
6       adj   Mature cheese or wine has been left for a time to allow its full flavour or strength to develop.  
usu ADJ n  
Grate some mature cheddar cheese.     
7       verb   When an investment such as a savings policy or pension plan matures, it reaches the stage when you stop paying money and the company pays you back the money you have saved, and the interest your money has earned.     (BUSINESS)  
These bonuses will be paid when your savings plan matures in ten years' time.      V  
8       adj   If you say that someone is mature or of mature years, you are saying politely that they are middle-aged or old.,   (politeness)    ...a man of mature years who had been in the job for longer than most of the members could remember.     

mature student        ( mature students    plural  ) A mature student is a person who begins their studies at university or college a number of years after leaving school, so that they are older than most of the people they are studying with.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use adult student     

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mate, manure, miniature, maturity

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underaged girl looking mature, that can thus bring somebody to jail if he is caught in a relationship with her
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