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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Mature, as fruit; Cause to develop fully.

Usage examples (37)
  • The plums ripen in July
  • But there is a kind of passivity, willingness to let experiences accumulate and sink in and ripen, which is an essential of development.
  • If it was recognizable, it was shoved in a dark corner and allowed to "ripen" for another day.
  • Please note that I refrained repeatedly from commiting the pun of saying I was setting it aside to "ripen". for more
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