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adjective premature pronunciation in American English /ˌpriməˈtjʊr/
  1. 1
    happening too soon or before the usual time
    Alcohol is responsible for many thousands of premature deaths each year.
    It’s a little premature to talk about concluding a deal.
  2. 2
    medical a premature baby is born before it should be
    Nickie’s baby was eleven weeks premature.
    research to prevent premature births

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prematurely

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He was slightly below average height and prematurely bald.
The twins were born prematurely.

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