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.
Recent Examples of ripen from the Web
Peaches are ripening on Central Florida trees — just ripe for the taking on you-pick farms.
In his father's day, ripening the nebbiolo grape was often difficult, and good vintages were interspersed with bad ones.
Chillwaukee keeps to a seasonal menu, so hibiscus supplies a pop of color during the bleak winter and into early spring, before local berries start ripening.
Fruits like apples produce ethylene gas when ripe, which prompts all the other apples to ripen too.
Citrus doesn’t ripen (or develop more sugar) off the tree.
Pawpaws can’t be forced to ripen—picked too early, an unripe pawpaw will darken, but never turn soft and sweeten.
This process involves stabilizing memories and allowing them to ripen and mature.
Often, a beautiful day will bring so many pickers that nothing is left for the next day, or weather has slowed ripening down: any number of things may mean a trip for nothing.
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RIPEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ripen for English Language Learners
: to become ripe and ready to eat
: to make (something) ripe
RIPEN Defined for Kids
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