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Overview of noun ripening

The noun ripening has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) maturation, ripening, maturement

(coming to full development; becoming mature)

2. ripening, aging, ageing

(acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time)


Overview of verb ripen

The verb ripen has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) ripen, mature

(cause to ripen or develop fully; "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine")

2. (1) ripen

(grow ripe; "The plums ripen in July")

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