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English definition of “ripe”

ripe

adjective
 
 
/raɪp/
B2 developed enough and ready to be eaten: ripe bananasFarming - general wordsVarious qualities of foodReady and willingUnwilling and reluctant
ripe for sth developed enough to be ready for something: The country is ripe for change. The time is ripe for (= It is the right time for) investing in new technology.Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctant
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