Examples of ripen in a Sentence
The tomatoes finished ripening on the windowsill.
You can ripen the fruit by placing it in a paper bag and storing it at room temperature for a few days.
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Fig trees generally begin to ripen fruit sometime between three and five years after planting.
Its point is that if this governing combination of executive chaos and legislative plutocracy continues apace, Democrats could see opportunity ripen in some of the unlikeliest of places.
Their airy, dough-like interior transforms as the spores within ripen, turning it from milky white to yellowish and finally to a dark brownish purple.
Often, the fruit that these parrots depend on hasn’t ripened yet, and the chicks show signs of malnutrition.
Chipotle peppers are red jalapeno peppers that are ripened, dried and smoked.
This slows the fruit-ripening process to allow the development of intense ripe grape flavors without sacrificing the vibrant food-friendly acidity found in less-ripe grapes.
Most local pineapple plants flower in March to produce fruits that ripen in August.
That's when the industry began ripening avocados en-masse, believing that a ready-to-eat product would sell better.
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First Known Use of ripen
Synonymsage, develop, grow, grow up, progress, mature
Related Wordsmellow, soften; bloom, blossom, burgeon (also bourgeon), flourish, flower; open, unfold; advance, evolve; get along, get on, gray (also grey)
Near Antonymsdecay, decline, degenerate, deteriorate, sink, worsen; droop, dry, fade, flag, sag, shrivel, wane, waste (away), weaken, wilt, wither; regress, retrogress, revert; backslide, lapse, return
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