What is the meaning of the English word
(adverb) happening before the usual, or expected, time
note: PRE means before
1. He went prematurely bald. By the time he was 23, he had almost no hair at all. (adverb)
2. There have been a lot of premature deaths in their family. Two of them were killed in accidents before they were 30, and three of them had heart attacks in their early 40’s. (adjective)
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