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ripened

[ rahy-puh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF ripened
  • verbmature
  • verbgrow
  • verbmature

Synonyms for ripened

  • age
  • mellow
  • come of age
  • grow up
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RIPENED

It does not appear that fruits have yet been ripened in England.

Her beauties were ripened, and her attractions spread themselves in the face of day.

There was also a buckskin waistcoat which was aged and ripened.

Is the parent better than the child into whom he has cast his ripened being?

I had grown since then, and I had ripened more than I was aware.

His imagination had taken fire that night, and it had ripened him for any villainy.

The former suspicions of a plot had now ripened to a certainty.

I seemed to have ripened all their intellects as if by magic.

As he ripened in years, Carleton loved poetry more and more.

Bob Strahan blushed until he was redder than any tomato that ever ripened.

WORD ORIGIN

"to grow ripe," 1560s, from ripe + -en (1). Related: Ripened; ripening. Earlier, the verb was simply ripe, from late Old English ripian, from the adjective.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RIPENED

adult

adjectivebeing mature, fully grown
  • developed
  • grown
  • grown-up
  • of age
  • ripe
  • ripened

autumnal

adjectiverelating to autumn; past maturity
  • blooming
  • cultivated
  • fall
  • mature
  • ripened
  • seasoned
  • serotinal
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