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  1. mature

    • IPA[məˈCHo͝or]

    美式

    • adj.
      fully developed physically; full-grown;having reached an advanced stage of mental or emotional development characteristic of an adult
    • v.
      (of an organism) become physically mature;(of a person) reach an advanced stage of mental or emotional development
    • verb: mature, 3rd person present: matures, gerund or present participle: maturing, past tense: matured, past participle: matured

    • 釋義
    • 相關詞
    • adj.
      形容詞
    • 1. fully developed physically; full-grown:

      she was now a mature woman

      owls are sexually mature at one year

    • 2. having reached an advanced stage of mental or emotional development characteristic of an adult:

      a young man mature beyond his years

    • 3. (of thought or planning) careful and thorough:

      on mature reflection he decided they should not go

    • 4. used euphemistically to describe someone as being middle-aged or old:

      Miss Walker was a mature lady when she married

    • 5. having reached the most advanced stage in a process:

      Van Gogh's mature work

    • 6. (of certain foodstuffs or drinks) ready for consumption:

      a rather nice mature Camembert

    • 7. denoting an economy, industry, or market that has developed to a point where substantial expansion and investment no longer takes place:

      a mature, sophisticated economy

    • 8. (of a bill) due for payment.
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. (of an organism) become physically mature:

      children mature at different ages

      the trees take at least thirty years to mature

    • 2. (of a person) reach an advanced stage of mental or emotional development:

      men mature as they grow older

    • 3. (with reference to certain foodstuffs or drinks) become or cause to become ready for consumption:

      leave the cheese to mature

      the Scotch is matured for a minimum of three years

    • 4. (of an insurance policy, security, etc.) reach the end of its term and hence become payable:

      when the policy matures it pays off the loan

    • n. an adult student who attends college or university some years after leaving school.

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    • adj. (of certain foods and drinks) having a rich, satisfying flavour developed through ageing:

    • a well-matured Merlot

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    • adj. (of certain foods and drinks) having a rich, satisfying flavor developed through aging:

    • a well-matured Merlot

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    • IPA[məˈtʃʊə]

    英式

    • adj.
      fully developed physically; full-grown:
    • she was now a mature woman

      owls are sexually mature at one year

    • v.
      (of a person or thing) become fully grown or developed:
    • children mature at different ages

      the trees take at least thirty years to mature

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