prematurely[ pree-muh-choo r, -too r, -tyoo r, pree-muh-choo r or, esp. British, prem-uh-, prem-uh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF prematurely
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PREMATURELY
Prematurely induced by intemperance of knowledge the old age of the world drew on.
In early summer occurs the Festival of the Prematurely Ripened.
Prematurely worn out, he died at Cowes on the 28th of July, 1840.
Prematurely gray with fine clear complexion, either pale or roseate, together with blue eyes, is a magnificent type.
mid-15c., from Latin praematurus "early ripe" (as fruit), "too early, untimely," from prae "before" (see pre-) + maturus "ripe, timely" (see mature (v.)). Related: Prematurely; prematurity; prematuration. Premature ejaculation is attested from 1848; Latin euphemism ejaculatio praecox dates to 1891 in English but was used earlier in German and appears to have been, at first at least, the psychologist's term for it.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PREMATURELY
- a bit previous
- ahead of time
- before long
- bright and early
- early bird
- ere long
- far ahead
- in advance
- in good time
- in the bud
- in time
- on short notice
- on the dot
- too soon
- with time to spare