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See definition of ripening on Dictionary.com
  • as indevelopment
  • as ingestation
  • as inunfolding

synonyms for ripening

  • advancement
  • evolution
  • expansion
  • improvement
  • increase
  • progress
  • addition
  • adulthood
  • advance
  • augmentation
  • boost
  • buildup
  • chrysalis
  • developing
  • enlargement
  • flowering
  • hike
  • maturation
  • maturity
  • ontogenesis
  • ontogeny
  • progression
  • reinforcement
  • spread
  • spreading
  • unfolding
  • adding to
  • advancing
  • augmenting
  • elaborating
  • evolvement
  • evolving
  • increasing
  • making progress
  • maturing
  • ongoing
  • perfecting
  • reinforcing
  • unraveling
  • upgrowth
  • upping
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antonyms for ripening

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  • decline
  • decrease
  • halt
  • retreat
  • retrogression
  • stoppage
  • lessening
  • reduction
  • shrinkage
  • stagnation
  • withdrawal
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How to use ripening in a sentence

The ideal tomme-ripening cave sat below the house that her family had just sold.
WHEN SPECIALTY CHEESEMAKING BECOMES A QUARANTINE PASTIMEBY KAT CRADDOCK/SAVEURDECEMBER 1, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The 2017 growing season was exceptional, being a warm year with a good amount of rainfall to fully ripen the fruit and maintain a nice acidity.
THE BEST WINES FOR THANKSGIVINGRACHEL KINGNOVEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
If you decide to include the pears to serve as a dessert later, look for ones that are just ripening — not hard and woody, not soft.
THIS COCKTAIL CAN KEEP YOU WARM AROUND THE FIRE PIT — AND YOU CAN MAKE IT THERE, TOOM. CARRIE ALLANNOVEMBER 20, 2020WASHINGTON POST
This was the third hot, dry vintage in a row, explains Master of Wine Jasper Morris, author of Inside Burgundy, who describes a July with brutal heat waves that pushed ripening.
WILDFIRES, TRADE WARS, COVID-19: THE 2020 GLOBAL WINE HARVEST MAY GO DOWN AS THE MOST CHALLENGING YETBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 20, 2020FORTUNE
The plant is strong and vigorous, ripening in a few weeks, and when properly cultivated (p. 385) attaining a very large size.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Even the first blossoms of your youth paid us all that could be expected from a ripening manhood.
THE WORKS OF JOHN DRYDEN, VOLUME 4 (OF 18)JOHN DRYDEN
Trellises, burdened with ripening grapes, were the boundary line between the garden and the orchard.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
Under the corners of her eyes above the rounded cheeks a pink stain lay like the first ripening flush on a wild strawberry.
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
Nothing but brabblings, scufflings, objurgations; a great outbreak ripening itself.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. III. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
Peaches and nectarines will stand fairly high temperatures after the fruit is well set and especially toward ripening time.
DWARF FRUIT TREESF. A. WAUGH
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