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ripen

rip·en

ripen

 
 
pronunciation:
raI pn
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: ripened, ripening, ripens
definition: to become or cause to become ripe, mature, or fully prepared.
similar words:
age, mature
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derivation: ripener (n.)
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