maturescent (adj.) 1727, "grown ripe," from L. maturescentem (nom. maturescens), prp. of maturescere "be ripe, ripen," from maturus "ripe" (see MATURE (Cf. mature) (v.)) + inchoative suffix -escere.

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  • Maturescent — Mat u*res cent, a. [L. maturescens, p. pr. of maturescere to become ripe, v. incho. from maturus. See {Mature}, a.] Approaching maturity. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maturescent — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|resənt adjective Etymology: Latin maturescent , maturescens, present participle of maturescere to become ripe, from maturus ripe : approaching maturity …   Useful english dictionary

  • maturescent — mat·u·res·cent …   English syllables

  • maturescent —   a. becoming mature.    ♦ maturescence, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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