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Adjective: ripened  rI-pund
  1. (of wine, cheese, etc) stored for some time to enhance the flavour
    "mature well-ripened cheeses";
    - aged
Verb: ripen  rI-pun
  1. Cause to ripen or develop fully
    "The sun ripens the fruit";
    - mature, age
  2. Grow ripe
    "The plums ripen in July"
  3. Approach or come to completion or perfection

See also: mature, ripe

Type of: alter, change, grow, maturate, mature, modify

Encyclopedia: Ripen