|Origin:||praematurus, from maturus; MATURE1|
happening before the natural or proper time:
his premature death due to cancer
premature ageing of the skin
a premature baby is born before the usual time of birth:
a premature birth
The baby was six weeks premature.
done too early or too soon:
a premature order to attack
Any talk of a deal is premature.
it is premature (for somebody) to do something
It would be premature to accuse anyone until the investigation is complete.
The baby was born prematurely.