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rip·en

 (rī′pən)
tr. & intr.v. rip·ened, rip·en·ing, rip·ens
To make or become ripe or riper; mature.

rip′en·er n.

ripen

(ˈraɪpən)
vb
to make or become ripe
ˈripener n

rip•en

(ˈraɪ pən)

v.t., v.i.
1. to make or become ripe.
2. to bring or come to the proper condition; mature.
3. to age to the desired flavor, texture, etc.: to ripen cheese.
[1555–65]
rip′en•er, n.

ripen


Past participle: ripened
Gerund: ripening

Imperative
ripen
ripen
Present
I ripen
you ripen
he/she/it ripens
we ripen
you ripen
they ripen
Preterite
I ripened
you ripened
he/she/it ripened
we ripened
you ripened
they ripened
Present Continuous
I am ripening
you are ripening
he/she/it is ripening
we are ripening
you are ripening
they are ripening
Present Perfect
I have ripened
you have ripened
he/she/it has ripened
we have ripened
you have ripened
they have ripened
Past Continuous
I was ripening
you were ripening
he/she/it was ripening
we were ripening
you were ripening
they were ripening
Past Perfect
I had ripened
you had ripened
he/she/it had ripened
we had ripened
you had ripened
they had ripened
Future
I will ripen
you will ripen
he/she/it will ripen
we will ripen
you will ripen
they will ripen
Future Perfect
I will have ripened
you will have ripened
he/she/it will have ripened
we will have ripened
you will have ripened
they will have ripened
Future Continuous
I will be ripening
you will be ripening
he/she/it will be ripening
we will be ripening
you will be ripening
they will be ripening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ripening
you have been ripening
he/she/it has been ripening
we have been ripening
you have been ripening
they have been ripening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ripening
you will have been ripening
he/she/it will have been ripening
we will have been ripening
you will have been ripening
they will have been ripening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ripening
you had been ripening
he/she/it had been ripening
we had been ripening
you had been ripening
they had been ripening
Conditional
I would ripen
you would ripen
he/she/it would ripen
we would ripen
you would ripen
they would ripen
Past Conditional
I would have ripened
you would have ripened
he/she/it would have ripened
we would have ripened
you would have ripened
they would have ripened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ripen - cause to ripen or develop fully; "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
2.ripen - grow ripe; "The plums ripen in July"
maturate, mature, grow - develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"

ripen

verb mature, season, develop, get ready, burgeon, come of age, come to fruition, grow ripe, make ripe I'm waiting for the apples to ripen.

ripen

verb
To bring or come to full development:
Translations
يُنْضِج
zrát
modne
érik
òroska
dozrievať
zoreti
olgunlaş mak

ripen

[ˈraɪpən]
A. VT [+ fruit, cheese, corn] → madurar
B. VI [fruit, cheese, corn] → madurar

ripen

[ˈraɪpən]
vt [+ fruit] → faire mûrir
vi
[fruit, crop] → mûrir
[cheese] → se faire

ripen

vt (lit, fig)reifen lassen
vireifen

ripen

[ˈraɪpn]
1. vtmaturare
2. vimaturarsi; (cheese) → stagionarsi

ripe

(raip) adjective
(negative unripe) (of fruit, grain etc) ready to be gathered in or eaten. ripe apples/corn.
ˈripeness noun
ˈripen verb
to make or become ripe or riper. The sun ripened the corn; The corn ripened in the sun.
ripe (old) age
a very old age. He lived to the ripe (old) age of ninety-five.

ripen

v. madurar; madurarse.
References in classic literature ?
A HALF-FAMISHED JACKDAW seated himself on a fig-tree, which had produced some fruit entirely out of season, and waited in the hope that the figs would ripen.
They reached the building, ornamented with magnificent fruits, which ripen at the beginning of July in the artificial temperature which takes the place of the sun, so frequently absent in our climate.
Let it wait and ripen," was her father's advice, and he practiced what he preached, having waited patiently thirty years for fruit of his own to ripen, and being in no haste to gather it even now when it was sweet and mellow.
You have put the idea into her mind--leave it there to ripen.
with Madrid) grapes and figs ripen, but are not common; olives seldom ripen even partially, and oranges not at all.
They sow and reap here in every season, the ground is always producing, and the fruits ripen throughout the year; so great, so charming is the variety, that the whole region seems a garden laid out and cultivated only to please.
To look at one of them you would almost suppose she was some vegetable in an unripe state; and that, instead of living in the shade for ever, she ought to be placed out in the sun to ripen.
Do not store fruits and vegetables together as some fruits emit high levels of ethylene (the ripening agent) that prematurely ripen and spoil surrounding vegetables.
Usually, gardeners collect unripe fruits and after putting them in a basket place a small amount of calcium carbide on them which increases the temperature in the basket and helps ripen the fruits,' he said.
Assuming your tomatoes avoid blight, which is a fungal infection accelerated by moisture, you can use a number of techniques to ripen them up.
HARVEST Mangoes picked before their optimum maturity may eventually ripen, but will develop inferior flavor and aroma and may have a shortened shelf life.
If your tomatoes are still green, they need more warmth and sunshine to ripen them.