1. ripened

adjective. ['ˈraɪpənd'] of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable).


  • ripe
  • aged


  • young
  • immaturity
  • immature

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Rhymes with Ripened

  • stipend

Sentences with ripened

1. Verb, past participle
Remove the avocados from the brown paper bag once ripened.

2. Adjective
In warmer climates you may be able to harvest ripened fruit as early as June.

Quotes about ripened

1. It is the privilege of the richTo waste the time of the poorTo water with tears in secretA tree that grows in secretThat bears fruit in secretThat ripened falls to the ground in secretAnd manures the parent treeOh the wicked tree of hatred and the secretThe sap rising and the tears falling.
- Stevie Smith, Selected Poems