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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of overripen.

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Examples

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • 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

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

    Springhaven

  • 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

  • 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.

    Incubus

  • 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

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