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Definition of the adverb prematurely

What does prematurely mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. (of childbirth) before the end of the normal period of gestation
    • example: the child was born prematurely
  2. too soon; in a premature manner
    • example: I spoke prematurely
    • synonym of prematurely: untimely

Alternative definition of the adverb prematurely


  1. In a premature manner; too soon or too early.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Development (2005)

by Neil J. Salkind

Because infants born prematurely are unable to survive without significant intensive medical support, they are typically cared for in specialty intensive care units, which have been regionalized according to medical acuity. Infants born earliest ...

Google previewDictionary: English-Neapolitan; Neapolitan-English (2014)

by Dale Erwin, Tessa Fedele

caduto; (prematurely) cadeticcio; fruit ~ prematurely frutto cadeticcio.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Pleading and Practice (1900)

Under the Codes and Practice Acts, at Common Law, in Equity and in Criminal Cases

judgment thus prematurely rendered, while erroneous, is not void.1 b. At ADJOURNED Term. — A valid judgment may be rendered at an adjourned term of court,* and, in the absence of statute to the contrary, though the judge has during the ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Medicine and Surgery (1885)

When ordinary means do not check it, it would evidently be proper to empty the uterus prematurely, in the interest of both patients. ' Tumors obstructing the pelvis create in less degree the dangers attaching to deformity of this canal, and, for the ...

Google previewWorkers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2013)

by Robert E. Weir

Some historians prematurely write off the KOL after the second Gould strike. It would be more accurate ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia medica (1900)

by Chalmers Watson

Such children are almost always born prematurely, while owing to the inability to suck, interference to the functions of the skin, suppuration from pyogenic organisms, visceral and pulmonary congestions, death soon ensues. In one case (Jahn) ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

Teeth are lost prematurely due to pulp *necrosis and periapical infection. hypophosphatasia n. A rare inborn error of metabolism that ...

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A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future. (Sydney J. Harris)
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Scrabble value of P3R1E1M3A1T1U1R1E1L1Y4

The value of this 11-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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