Ripen

Definition of Ripen

Rip´en
v. i.1.To grow ripe; to become mature, as grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; as, grapes ripen in the sun.
[imp. & p. p. Ripened ;p. pr. & vb. n. Ripening.]
2.To approach or come to perfection.
v. t.1.To cause to mature; to make ripe; as, the warm days ripened the corn.
2.To mature; to fit or prepare; to bring to perfection; as, to ripen the judgment.

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