Mat"u*rate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Maturated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Maturating (?).] [L. maturatus, p. p. of maturare to make ripe, fr. maturus ripe, mature. See Mature, v. & a.]

1.

To bring to ripeness or maturity; to ripen.

A tree may be maturated artificially. Fuller.

2.

To promote the perfect suppuration of (an abscess).

 

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Mat"u*rate, v. i.

To ripen; to become mature; specifcally, to suppurate.

 

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