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premature

  

      adj  
1    occurring or existing before the normal or expected time  
2    impulsive or hasty  
a premature judgment     
3    (of an infant) weighing less than 2500 g (5½ lbs) and usually born before the end of the full period of gestation  
     (C16: from Latin praematurus, very early, from prae in advance + maturus ripe)  
  prematurely      adv  
  prematureness, prematurity      n  
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premature

  
1    abortive, early, embryonic, forward, green, immature, incomplete, predeveloped, raw, undeveloped, unfledged, unripe, unseasonable, untimely  
2      (figurative)   hasty, ill-considered, ill-timed, impulsive, inopportune, jumping the gun, overhasty, precipitate, previous     (informal)   rash, too soon, untimely  

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