force-ripe

/ Caribbean /

adjective

(of fruit) prematurely picked and ripened by squeezing or warm storage
precocious, esp sexually

verb

(tr) to ripen (prematurely picked fruit) by squeezing or warm storage

Nearby words

  1. force-draft,
  2. force-feed,
  3. force-field analysis,
  4. force-march,
  5. force-out,
  6. forced,
  7. forced alimentation,
  8. forced beat,
  9. forced development,
  10. forced expiratory flow

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