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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overripen.


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  • I'm trying to figure out why anyone would put whole, unpeeled fruit on a cake, let alone overripened, unappetizing, whole, unpeeled fruit.

    Happy Wending!

  • This form is not only pure Aszú, but consists of overripened, moldy, shriveled, raisiny grapes that are not pressed, but do expel a modicum of free-run juice.

    At My Table

  • The amino acids can in turn be broken into various amines, some of which are reminiscent of ocean fish (trimethylamine), others of spoiling meat (putrescine); into strong sulfur compounds (a specialty of smear bacteria), or into simple ammonia, a powerful aroma that in overripened cheeses is harsh, like household cleaner.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • As cattle prefer alfalfa to grass and corn, it had savored Adele above the others: she was fresh but not raw; plucked but not bruised; mature but not overripened.


  • The firm, vigorous intellect had overripened into the mental mellowness of second childhood.

    The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce — Volume 2: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

  • Much of his food was watery and dirty, and seemed to be growing its own vegetables, and sometimes to have overripened them.

    Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War

  • Powers was hit by a pitch and Sneed walked in the bottom of the canto, the former finally scoring on a wild pitch lofted, flung, into the thick damp evening air like an overripened peach bursting with the old Dionysian honeyed symbology of all mammalian rapacity suffused with scornful and graceless unrequited longing.

    Dawg Sports

  • Focused, textural and leaning toward lighter citrus and mineral, it's an example of finding a great (cold) climate for a grape that gets overripened almost by default.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • It used to be that I'd make banana bread once every four or six weeks -- usually when I found myself with fruit far too overripened even for me (the joke with my parents is that I won't touch bananas until all traces of green have been taken over by black spots and they won't eat bananas with any trace of spotted goodness).

    Confessions of a Cardamom Addict


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