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Definition of "overripe" []

  • Too ripe. (adjective)
  • Marked by decay or decline. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "overripe" in a sentence
  • "Already fragile, only hours away from being classified as overripe, they bruised instantly."
  • "It was "overripe," to borrow the term Johan Huizinga used to describe late Medieval culture."
  • ""overripe" stage, the cataract would be completely white and block vision."