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force-ripe

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Definition of force-ripe in English:

adjective

West Indian
(Of a person) old or mature in certain respects without having developed fully in others: force-ripe young girls standing in groups
More example sentences
  • No wonder we are forced today to come to terms with ‘force-ripe’ people which in the past was an exception rather than the rule.

Origin

by association with a fruit that has ripened by forcing.

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