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Definition of Ripen


  1. To grow ripe; to become mature, as grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; as, grapes ripen in the sun.
  2. To approach or come to perfection.
  3. To cause to mature; to make ripe; as, the warm days ripened the corn.
  4. To mature; to fit or prepare; to bring to perfection; as, to ripen the judgment.
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Ripen Translations

ripen in Dutch is rijp worden, rijpen
ripen in French is muris, murir, murissent, murissons, murissez
ripen in German is reifst, reifen
ripen in Spanish is madurar
ripen in Swedish is mogna