Definition of ripen verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ripen

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈraɪpən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈraɪpən//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ripen
BrE BrE//ˈraɪpən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈraɪpən//
 
he / she / it ripens
BrE BrE//ˈraɪpənz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈraɪpənz//
 
past simple ripened
BrE BrE//ˈraɪpənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈraɪpənd//
 
past participle ripened
BrE BrE//ˈraɪpənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈraɪpənd//
 
-ing form ripening
BrE BrE//ˈraɪpənɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈraɪpənɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] ripen (something) to become ripe; to make something ripe
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ripen