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ripen

Pronunciation: /ˈraɪpən/

Translation of ripen in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [fruit] madurar
    Example sentences
    • The more rapid development, the better the cheese, some say, while other starter cultures work more slowly and the cheese ripens at a slower pace.
    • If you wanted bananas, he would bring up a bunch of about thirty small green ones from the village for threepence, and put in the kitchen they slowly ripened, a few at a time.
    • And summer gives way to the harvest and the winds of autumn, and the leaves lie dead on the ground and the fruit ripens and rots.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • hacer* madurar

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