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 for maturate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maturate \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.
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              A tree may be maturated artificially. --Fuller.
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     2. To promote the perfect suppuration of (an abscess).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maturate \Mat"u*rate\, v. i.
     To ripen; to become mature; specifically, to suppurate.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  maturate
      v 1: develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured
           fast"; "The child grew fast" [syn: mature, maturate,
           grow]
      2: grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--
         what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce" [syn:
         senesce, age, get on, mature, maturate]
      3: ripen and generate pus; "her wounds are festering" [syn:
         fester, maturate, suppurate]

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