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British Dictionary definitions for force-ripe

force-ripe

adjective
  1. (of fruit) prematurely picked and ripened by squeezing or warm storage
  2. precocious, esp sexually
verb
  1. (tr) to ripen (prematurely picked fruit) by squeezing or warm storage
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