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Adjective
/ˌprēməˈCHo͝or/,/-ˈt(y)o͝or/,
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Occurring or done before the usual or proper time; too early,
  1. Occurring or done before the usual or proper time; too early
    • - the sun can cause premature aging
    • - it would be premature to do so at this stage
  2. (of a baby) Born before the end of the full term of gestation, esp. three or more weeks before


  1. born after a gestation period of less than the normal time; "a premature infant"
  2. previous(p): too soon or too hasty; "our condemnation of him was a bit previous"; "a premature judgment"
  3. uncommonly early or before the expected time; "illness led to his premature death"; "alcohol brought him to an untimely end"
  4. (prematureness) the state of being premature
  5. Occurring before a state of readiness or maturity has arrived; Taking place earlier than anticipated, prepared for, or desired; Suffering from premature ejaculation
  6. (Prematures) is the term applied to copies returned by the retailer before the off-sale date.
  7. A baby born before 37 weeks gestation.
  8. A normal pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. Babies born before 37 weeks are premature. Babies born at 37 weeks or more are born at “full term”. A baby born weighing less than 1,500g (3lb 5oz) is of “very low birth weight” (VLBW) and a baby weighing less than 1,000g (2lb 3oz) “extremely low birth weight. ...
  9. A hasty move, maneuver or plan. To take action without sufficient preparation.
  10. too soon; prior to maturity; prior to full growth and development. A premature infant is one born prior to 37 weeks gestation. Premature labor and birth occurs prior to 37 weeks.
  11. This describes a baby that is born less than 37 full weeks after the mother’s last menstrual period.
  12. happening before right time