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mature

verb [I or T] (FOOD)    /məˈtjʊər/ US  /-ˈtʊr/ /məˈtjʊər/ US  /-ˈtʊr/
to make food and wine old enough for the flavour to have developed completely : The wine has been matured in oak vats . The cheese is left to mature for two years .Preparing foodPreparing food using heatWines and winemaking
(Definition of mature verb (FOOD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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