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Definition of "ripened" []

  • Simple past tense and past participle of ripen. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "ripened" in a sentence
  • "The latter rain ripened the grain, as the former rain in October tended to fructify the seed."
  • "Directly the rains ceased, the grain ripened with still greater rapidity, and was gathered in before the end of May."
  • "But care should be taken that the wood has ripened, which is known by its assuming a brown and hard appearance, This strengthens the vegetation of the branches, which begin to throw out buds, and these shortly form collateral branches; in the course of eighteen months after the tree will have arrived at its bearing point."