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unripe

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adjective un·ripe \-ˈrīp\

Simple Definition of unripe

  • of food : not fully grown or developed : not yet ready to eat : not ripe

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unripe

  1. 1 :  not ripe :  immature <unripe fruit>

  2. 2 :  not ready :  unprepared <unripe plans>

unripeness

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Examples of unripe in a sentence

  1. Bananas are green when unripe.

  2. <unripe and unprepared recruits who were sent into battle as cannon fodder>



13th Century

First Known Use of unripe

13th century


UNRIPE Defined for Kids

unripe

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adjective un·ripe \ˌən-ˈrīp\

Definition of unripe for Students

  1. :  not ripe or mature





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