"ripen" Definition

  1. v. i. To grow ripe; to become mature, as grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; as, grapes ripen in the sun.
  2. v. i. To approach or come to perfection.
  3. v. t. To cause to mature; to make ripe; as, the warm days ripened the corn.
  4. v. t. To mature; to fit or prepare; to bring to perfection; as, to ripen the judgment.

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Position in dictionary: 84875 of 111710 words.
Word Type: v. i., v. i., v. t., v. t.,
Words that start with "ripen": 4
Words that end with "ripen": 3
Words that contain "ripen": 9
Next words in dictionary: ripened, ripeness, ripening, ripidolite, ripienist, ripieno, ripler, ripost, ripped, ripper
Previous words in dictionary: ripely, ripe, riparious, riparian, rip, riotry, riotous, riotour, riotise, rioting

English Dictionary Definition of ripen

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