ripen

[ rahy-puh n ]
/ ˈraɪ pən /
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verb (used with or without object)

to make or become ripe.
to bring or come to maturity, the proper condition, etc.; mature.

Origin of ripen

First recorded in 1555–65; ripe + -en1
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ripen

/ (ˈraɪpən) /

verb

to make or become ripe

Derived Formsripener, noun
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