ripening


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ripening - coming to full developmentripening - coming to full development; becoming mature
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
2.ripening - acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some timeripening - acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time
mellowing - the process of becoming mellow
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
Translations

rip·en·ing

n. reblandecimiento, dilatación tal como la del cuello uterino durante el parto.
References in classic literature ?
The fine connecting link between the blindness of Blanche to the advantage of being married, and the blindness of humanity to the advantage of being in existence, though sufficiently perceptible no doubt to venerable Philosophy ripening in the sun, was absolutely invisible to Arnold.
If all the great plain from the Missouri to the Rocky Mountains had been under glass, and the heat regulated by a thermometer, it could not have been better for the yellow tassels that were ripening and fertilizing the silk day by day.
There was field upon field of ripening grain, with well-paved roads running between, and pretty rippling brooks with strong bridges across them.
A little creature, not more than thirteen years of age, and who in other particulars might be regarded as a mere child, is often seen nursing her own baby, whilst lads who, under less ripening skies, would be still at school, are here responsible fathers of families.
In choice of committees; for ripening business for the counsel, it is better to choose indifferent persons, than to make an indifferency, by putting in those, that are strong on both sides.
On top of it, the cheese ripening enzymes ensure the preservation of the milk by converting it into cheese thereby providing lesser wastage.
Summary: On top of it, the cheese ripening enzymes ensure the preservation of the milk by converting it into cheese thereby providing lesser wastage.
Babar Saleem, a farmer revealing the methods of artificial ripening told reporter that, fruits were being matured through commercial methods like calcium carbide wrapped in a cloth or newspaper placed at the bottom of the basket.
The fruit vendors then use a hazardous fruit ripening agent, Calcium carbide or 'pattas', to speed up the ripening process.
The fruit vendors then use a hazardous fruit ripening agent, Calcium carbide or "pattas", to speed up the ripening process.
Natural ripening processes impart physical, chemical and organoleptic properties making them more palatable and nutritious.
"SoftripeA(r) Ripening Technology", Frigotec, Germany