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Noun: ripening  rI-pu-ning
  1. Coming to full development; becoming mature
    - maturation, maturement
  2. Acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time
    - aging, ageing
Verb: ripen  rI-pun
  1. Cause to ripen or develop fully
    "The sun ripens the fruit";
    - mature, age
  2. Grow ripe
    "The plums ripen in July"
  3. Approach or come to completion or perfection

Derived forms: ripenings

Type of: alter, biological process, change, grow, maturate, mature, modify, organic process

Encyclopedia: Ripening