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1. ripening

noun. ['ˈraɪpənɪŋ, ˈraɪpnɪŋ'] coming to full development; becoming mature.

Synonyms

  • biological process
  • organic process
  • maturation

Antonyms

  • nondevelopment
  • ovulation
  • anabolism
  • development

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Rhymes with Ripening

  • abandoning
  • abstaining
  • abstaining
  • adjoining
  • adjourning
  • adorning
  • affining
  • airconditioning
  • aligning
  • amounting
  • apportioning
  • ascertaining
  • assigning
  • attaining
  • auctioning
  • auditioning
  • awakening
  • awning
  • banning
  • beginning

Sentences with ripening


1. Noun, singular or mass
Add a ripening fruit, such as a banana or apple.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
They also hold on to the plant well after ripening.

Quotes about ripening


1. To 'choose' dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid.
- Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

2. Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
- Aristotle

2. late-ripening

adjective. of plants that ripen in the fall.

Antonyms

  • summery
  • wintry

3. ripening

noun. ['ˈraɪpənɪŋ, ˈraɪpnɪŋ'] acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time.

Synonyms

  • organic process
  • ageing
  • mellowing
  • aging

Antonyms

  • cenogenesis
  • palingenesis
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