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meanings of ripe


  1. Ready for action or effect; prepared.
  2. Like ripened fruit in ruddiness and plumpness.
  3. Of a conflict between parties, having developed to a stage where the conflict may be reviewed by a court of law.
  4. Ready for reaping or gathering; having attained perfection; mature.
  5. Intoxicated.
  6. Smelly: having a disagreeable odor.
  7. Advanced to the state of fitness for use; mellow.
  8. Having attained its full development; mature; perfected.
  9. Maturated or suppurated; ready to discharge (said of sores, tumors, etc.).


  1. A fruit or vegetable which has ripened.
  2. The bank of a river.


  1. To search; to rummage.
  2. To ripen or mature.

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