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.
The plants that flowered in spring are now ripening.
When the zucchini start ripening, the zucchini bread is a delicious way to use them up.
Yet this city of more than 3.5 million, which has ripened beyond its colonial roots into a multicultural capital and regional business hub, merits more attention.
Keep It Real American painting was slow to ripen in the colonial days.
Here's a list of some of what's coming, whether to ripen into maturity or to rot on the ground.
Berries are ripening, summer-blooming flowers have gone to seed, and there are multitudes of tiny spiders and other small invertebrates on foliage and abundant blooming asters.
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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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