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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maturation, ripening, maturementnoun

    coming to full development; becoming mature

  2. ripening, aging, ageingnoun

    acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time

Wiktionary

  1. ripeningnoun

    The process of becoming ripe.

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  1. Ripening

    Ripening is a process in fruits that causes them to become more palatable. In general, fruit becomes sweeter, less green, and softer as it ripens. Even though the acidity of fruit increases as it ripens, the higher acidity level does not make the fruit seem tarter. This effect is attributed to the Brix-Acid Ratio. Climacteric fruits ripen after harvesting and so some fruits for market are picked green (e.g. bananas and tomatoes). Underripe fruits are also fibrous, not as juicy, and have tougher outer flesh than ripe fruits (see Mouth feel). Eating unripe fruit can lead to stomachache or stomach cramps, and ripeness affects the palatability of fruit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ripening

    of Ripen

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  1. Ripening

    Ripening is a process in fruits that causes them to become more palatable. In general, a fruit becomes sweeter, less green, and softer as it ripens. Even though the acidity of fruit increases as it ripens, the higher acidity level does not make the fruit seem tarter, which can lead to the misunderstanding that the riper the fruit the sweeter. This is attributed to the Brix-Acid Ratio.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ripening in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ripening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of ripening in a Sentence

  1. Aristotle:

    Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is slow-ripening fruit.

  2. Aristotle:

    Wishing to be friends is quick work but friendship is slow ripening fruit.

  3. Rainer Maria Rilke:

    There is here no measuring with time, no year matters, and ten years are nothing. Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force it's sap and stands confident in the storms of Spring without the fear that after them may come no Summer. It does come. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful

  4. William Shakespeare:

    This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.

  5. Mariana Fulger:

    We are born to experience blossoming, ripening and wasting.

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