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mātūro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n. id..
I. Act., to make ripe, ripen, to bring to ma turity (class.).
A. Lit., of fruits: “uvas,Tib. 1, 4, 19: “pomum,Plin. 16, 25, 41, § 102. —Pass.: maturari, to grow ripe, ripen, to come to maturity: “frumenta maturantur,Plin. 18, 7, 10, § 60: “omnia maturata,ripened, Cic. N. D. 1, 2, 4: “uva maturata dulcescit,ripe, id. de Sen. 13, 53.—
2. Transf., to make ripe, to ripen, mature, soften, bring to maturity: “vitis alba suppurationes veteres maturat,Plin. 23, 1, 16, § 24: “lupini strumas maturant,id. 22, 25, 74, § 156: “partus conceptos,id. 30, 14, 43, § 123: “olivas muria,to make ripe, soft, eatable, Pall. 12, 22, 2.—Pass., to become ripe or soft, to come to maturity: “ova in sicco maturari,Plin. 9, 57, 83, § 177: “alumen aestivis solibus maturatur,id. 35, 15, 52, § 184: “concoctione maturata,id. 11, 37, 79, § 200.—
B. Trop., to hasten, accelerate, quicken, despatch, expedite (class.).
(β). With inf., to make haste or hasten to do a thing: “jube maturare illam exire huc,Plaut. Most. 4, 2, 101: “flumen Axonam exercitum transducere maturavit,Caes. B. G. 2, 5: “ab urbe proficisci,id. ib. 1, 7: “venire,Cic. Att. 4, 1, 7: “iter pergere,Sall. J. 79, 5.—
2. To hurry too much, precipitate: “ni Catilina maturasset signum dare,had not Catiline given the signal too soon, Sall. C. 18, 8: “jussis ceteris quantum possent maturare sequi,Liv. 32, 16, 5.—
3. Poet.: “multa quae mox caelo properanda sereno, maturare datur,” i. e. to do in good time, betimes, Verg. G. 1, 261.—
II. Neutr.
A. Lit., to grow ripe, ripen (post-class.): “ficus, quae sero maturant,Pall. Mart. 10, 27: “tardius,id. Nov. 7, 22.—
B. Transf., to make haste, hasten (rare but class.): “successor tuus non potest ita maturare, ut, etc.,Cic. Fam. 2, 17, 1: “legati in Africam maturantes veniunt,Sall. J. 22, 1: “et maturavit Romanus, ne, etc.,Liv. 2, 22: “maturandum ne, etc.,id. 24, 12: “facto maturatoque opus esse,id. 1, 58; cf. id. 8, 13 fin.: “quam maturato opus erat,id. 24, 23.—Hence, adv.: mātūrātē , betimes, quickly (very rare): “properare,Plaut. Ps. 4, 7, 58; also: mātūrātō , hastily (late Lat.), Schol. Verg. ap. Clan. Auct. Mai. vol. 7, p. 291.
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