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pre·ma·ture

premature

 
 
pronunciation:
pri m chuhr [or] pri m tur
part of speech: adjective
definition: done, happening, or born before the expected time; too soon.
The premature announcement of the team's win was embarrassing when the videotape showed that they lost.The premature baby weighed only four pounds.
antonyms:
overdue
similar words:
hasty
derivations: prematurely (adv.), prematureness (n.), prematurity (n.)