afterripen

verb

af·​ter·​rip·​en
¦af-tər-¦rī-pən

transitive verb

: to subject to afterripening

Word History

Etymology

derivative of afterripening

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of afterripen was in 1890

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“Afterripen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afterripen. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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