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1. ripen

verb. ['ˈraɪpən'] cause to ripen or develop fully.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • modify
  • change

Antonyms

  • undeveloped
  • stay
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize

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Words that Rhyme with Ripen

  • aspen
  • dampen
  • deepen
  • deppen
  • eappen
  • flippen
  • happen
  • kampen
  • karpen
  • kempen
  • koeppen
  • koppen
  • misshapen
  • misshapen
  • phippen
  • pippen
  • poppen
  • reopen
  • sharpen
  • tappen

Example sentences of the word ripen


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Lemons ripen slowly on the tree, so there's no hurry to harvest the fruit.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The round, strawberry-like fruit ripen during the winter months.

3. Verb, base form
If it's too sour, allow others to ripen on the tree a little longer.

4. Adjective
Freestone peaches, almost all yellow, ripen from late July until mid-August, depending on the cultivar.

Quotes containing the word ripen


1. The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
- Galileo Galilei

2. ripen

verb. ['ˈraɪpən'] grow ripe.

Synonyms

  • mature
  • grow

Antonyms

  • immaturity
  • immature
  • green
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