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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As carbon neutral or carbon negative fuel becomes an imperative under climate change, synthetic fuels' time may be ripening, at least abroad.
These love the cooler weather and will ripen up with much sweeter taste.
In Alaska, spring temperatures have increased and elderberries have been ripening earlier.
Figs ripen very quickly, sometimes transforming a glorious bowlful suitable for a still life painting into moldy mush.
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The answer: the trees’ small, shriveled-looking fruit, which ripens each June.
Some of these varieties thrived extremely well in the arid testing environments, due to characteristics like their berries ripening near the end of autumn, and to water-retention mechanisms like restricting or slowing leaf growth.
McCallum said strawberry picking usually is finished for the year by the Fourth of July, so what did ripen is pretty much gone.
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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
RIPEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ripen for English Language Learners
: to become ripe and ready to eat
: to make (something) ripe
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