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British English: /ˈrʌɪp(ə)n/
American English: /ˈraɪpən/

Translation of ripen in French:

transitive verb

  • mûrir (fruit)
    affiner (cheese)
    sun-ripened peaches
    pêches mûries au soleil

intransitive verb

  • 1
    se faire
  • 2 [literary]
    (feelings, relationship)
    their friendship ripened into love
    leur amitié se transforma en amour

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