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
Some are mushy, have thin skins or ripen too quickly.
The chemical is mainly used to combat weeds but also helps crops dry and ripen.
The reason the fruit on your tree is not ripening is a matter of the tree's age.
The photos in this story are of my actual avocados, still nice and green after three days hanging out in my fridge (to stop them from ripening further).
Apples, pears, bananas and other fruit fully ripen when exposed to ethylene.
Germany Grapes ripened two weeks earlier than usual thanks to a summer of warm, sunny days and cool nights.
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.
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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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