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.

2.

To approach or come to perfection.

 

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Rip"en, v. t.

1.

To cause to mature; to make ripe; as, the warm days ripened the corn.

2.

To mature; to fit or prepare; to bring to perfection; as, to ripen the judgment.

When faith and love, which parted from thee never, Had ripined thy iust soul to dwell with God. Milton.

 

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