"ripened" in the verb sense
1. ripen, mature
cause to ripen or develop fully
"The sun ripens the fruit"
"Age matures a good wine"
"The plums ripen in July"
"ripened" in the adjective sense
1. aged, ripened
of wines, fruit, cheeses having reached a desired or final condition (`aged' pronounced as one syllable
"mature well-aged cheeses"
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