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overripe

[oh-ver-rahyp] /ˈoʊ vərˈraɪp/
adjective
1.
too ripe; more than ripe:
overripe tomatoes.
Origin of overripe
1665-1675
First recorded in 1665-75; over- + ripe
Related forms
overripely, adverb
overripeness, noun
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overripe

/ˌəʊvəˈraɪp/
adjective
1.
(of food, cheese, etc) past the usual stage of being ready to eat or use
2.
overused or overly sentimental and emotional: his love songs are overripe ballads
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Word Origin and History for over-ripe
adj.

1670s, from over- + ripe (adj.).

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