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Meaning of RIPEN

Pronunciation:  'rIpen

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  grow ripe; "The plums ripen in July"
  2. [v]  cause to ripen or develop fully; "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine"
 

RIPEN is a 5 letter word that starts with R.

 

 See Also: alter, change, grow, maturate, mature, ripen

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Rip"en\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ripened};p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Ripening}.]
    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.
    
    
  2. \Rip"en\, 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.
    
             When faith and love, which parted from thee never,
             Had ripined thy iust soul to dwell with God.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    
 

 

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