/mat"euh rayt'/, v.i., matterated, matterating. New England, Upstate New York, and Southern U.S.
to fester; suppurate.
[perh. by folk etym. from MATURATE]

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  • matterate — mat·ter·ate …   English syllables

  • matterate — əˌrāt, usu ād.+V intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: alter (probably influenced by matter) (I) of maturate dialect : suppurate, matter …   Useful english dictionary

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