Meaning of overmature in English:

overmature

adjective

  • 1Having passed beyond the state of maturity; beginning to age or deteriorate.

  • 2Forestry
    Of a tree: having reached a developmental stage at which growth has slowed down or virtually ceased, or at which the tree has begun to lose commercial value as timber.

Pronunciation

overmature

/ˌəʊvəməˈtʃʊə/ /ˌəʊvəməˈtjʊə/ /ˌəʊvəməˈtʃɔː/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From over- + mature.