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ripen

rip·en

ripen

 
pronunciation:
raI pn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: ripened, ripening, ripens
definition: to become or cause to become ripe or ready.
These tomatoes will ripen if you leave them in a paper bag for a couple of days.
similar words:
age, mature
derivation: ripener (n.)
Word Parts
The word ripen contains the following part:
-en1 Old English verb-forming suffix that means to cause to be or become or have
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The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.