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unripe

[ uhn-rahyp ]
/ ʌnˈraɪp /
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adjective

not ripe; immature; not fully developed: unripe fruit.
too early; premature.

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Origin of unripe

before 1000; Middle English unrype,Old English unrīpe.See un-1, ripe

OTHER WORDS FROM unripe

un·ripe·ly, adverbun·ripe·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unripe

unripe

unripened

/ (ʌnˈraɪp) /

adjective

not fully matured
not fully prepared or developed; not ready
obsolete premature or untimely

Derived forms of unripe

unripeness, noun
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