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Definition of Ripen
- intransitive verb To grow ripe; to become mature, as grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; as, grapes ripen in the sun.
- intransitive verb To approach or come to perfection.
- transitive verb To cause to mature; to make ripe; as, the warm days ripened the corn.
- transitive verb To mature; to fit or prepare; to bring to perfection; as, to ripen the judgment.