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adjective    /rɑɪp/
wholly developed, esp. of fruit ready to be collected or eaten: The tomatoes aren’t ripe. fig. A ripe old age is a very old age: My grandmother lived to the ripe old age of 95. ripen    /ˈrɑɪ·pən/ verb [I/T] [I] Mangoes need to ripen at room temperature until the fruit yields to the touch.
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