Definition of maturate in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmaCHəˌrāt/ /ˈmætʃəˌreɪt/

intransitive verb

[no object]Medicine
  • (of a boil, abscess, etc.) form pus.

    • ‘if you got a wound in that country it never healed but festered white and maturated’
    fester, form pus, swell up, gather, discharge, rot, run, weep, ooze, come to a head


Mid 16th century from Latin maturat- ‘ripened, hastened’, from the verb maturare, from maturus (see mature).