Ripening
Ripen 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To approach or come to perfection. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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