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overripe

[ oh-ver-rahyp ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˈraɪp /
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adjective

too ripe; more than ripe: overripe tomatoes.

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Origin of overripe

First recorded in 1665–75; over- + ripe

OTHER WORDS FROM overripe

o·ver·ripe·ly, adverbo·ver·ripe·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overripe

overripe
/ (ˌəʊvəˈraɪp) /

adjective

(of food, cheese, etc) past the usual stage of being ready to eat or use
overused or overly sentimental and emotionalhis love songs are overripe ballads
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