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1 fully grown or developed
  • a ripe tomato

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2 having an unpleasant smell
  • the clothes of the field hands were sweaty and ripe after a hard day's work

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The first known use of ripe was before the 12th century

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“Ripe.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ripe. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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