What is another word for ripening?

159 synonyms found


[ ɹˈa͡ɪpnɪŋ], [ ɹˈa‍ɪpnɪŋ], [ ɹ_ˈaɪ_p__n_ɪ_ŋ]

When it comes to talking about the process of ripening, there are a variety of synonyms you could use to convey the same meaning. For instance, you could use the word maturing, which suggests a gradual process of development to a fully grown state. Another option is the word aging, which implies a natural process of transformation over time. Other synonyms for ripening include fermenting (for fruits like grapes used to make wine), softening (for fruits like peaches or avocados), and drying (for certain fruits or nuts). No matter which word you choose, each one offers a unique perspective on the natural process of ripening and the transformation that occurs as a result.

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What are the opposite words for ripening?

The word "ripening" suggests the process of becoming mature or ready to use. The antonyms for ripening could be unripe, immature, green, raw, or unseasonable. Unripe means not yet fully developed or mature, while immature refers to something that is not yet fully grown or developed. Green suggests that something is not yet ripe or lacks the mature coloration associated with ripening. Raw means uncooked or unprocessed and hence, not yet ripe. Finally, unseasonable refers to something that does not conform to the usual or expected time for ripening, such as fruit that ripens out of season.

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Usage examples for Ripening

In Eden the fruit of immortality was ripening upon an earthly tree.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
All kinds of sweet old-fashioned flowers grew there, mingling their scent with the strawberries' perfume and the woody odours of the ripening cherries.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr
As soon as he could walk Davey had taken his share in the work of the homestead, rounding up cows in the early morning, feeding fowls, hunting for eggs in the ripening crops, scaring birds from the ploughed land when seed was in, and cutting ferns for the cowsheds and stables.
"The Pioneers"
Katharine Susannah Prichard

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