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 for Seasoned
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Season \Sea"son\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seasoned; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Seasoning.]
     1. To render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit.
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              He is fit and seasoned for his passage. --Shak.
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     2. To fit for any use by time or habit; to habituate; to
        accustom; to inure; to ripen; to mature; as, to season one
        to a climate.
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     3. Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of
        natural juices; as, to season timber.
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     4. To fit for taste; to render palatable; to give zest or
        relish to; to spice; as, to season food.
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     5. Hence, to fit for enjoyment; to render agreeable.
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              You season still with sports your serious hours.
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              The proper use of wit is to season conversation.
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     6. To qualify by admixture; to moderate; to temper. "When
        mercy seasons justice." --Shak.
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     7. To imbue; to tinge or taint. "Who by his tutor being
        seasoned with the love of the truth." --Fuller.
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              Season their younger years with prudent and pious
              principles.                           --Jer. Taylor.
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     8. To copulate with; to impregnate. [R.] --Holland.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: aged or processed; "seasoned wood" [ant: unseasoned]
      2: rendered competent through trial and experience; "a seasoned
         traveler"; "veteran steadiness"; "a veteran officer" [syn:
         seasoned, veteran(a)]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  90 Moby Thesaurus words for "seasoned":
     acclimated, acclimatized, accommodated, accustomed, adapted,
     adjusted, aged, blase, brisk, burning, case-hardened, conditioned,
     cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, curried, developed, established,
     experienced, familiarized, full-blown, full-fledged, full-grown,
     fully developed, habituated, hardened, hedged, hedged about,
     high-seasoned, hot, hot as pepper, in full bloom, inured, knowing,
     leavened, limited, lively, long-standing, maturated, mature,
     matured, mellow, mellowed, mitigated, modified, modulated,
     naturalized, nippy, not born yesterday, old, old-time, orientated,
     oriented, peppery, practical, practiced, prepared, qualified, racy,
     restricted, ripe, ripened, run-in, sagacious, skilled, snappy,
     softened, sophisticated, spiced, spicy, steeled, tangy, tempered,
     toughened, trained, tried, tried and true, used to, versed, vet,
     veteran, well-versed, with a kick, wont, wonted, world-wise,
     worldly, worldly-wise, zestful, zesty, zippy

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