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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Coming to full development; Acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time.

Usage examples (35)
  • Start with a fresh shrimp so the ripening is gradual.
  • But sometimes the story is a bit late in ripening, and it's only when I see it laid out in bookform that I can see it clearly.
  • The Agro Park employs ethylene-based ripening, which is recognised internationally as a safe method for ripening fruits.
  • Meanwhile, while the assessment was 'ripening' it had gone up to over for more
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