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2 definitions found
 for Ripen
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. To approach or come to perfection.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ripen \Rip"en\, v. t.
     1. To cause to mature; to make ripe; as, the warm days
        ripened the corn.
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     2. To mature; to fit or prepare; to bring to perfection; as,
        to ripen the judgment.
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              When faith and love, which parted from thee never,
              Had ripined thy iust soul to dwell with God.
                                                    --Milton.
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