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Dictionary definition for: Ripe

1. (a) fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches" "full-bodies mature wines"

2. (s) most suitable or right for a particular purpose; "a good time to plant tomatoes" "the right time to act" "the time is ripe for great sociological changes"

3. (s) at the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge; "a ripe mind"

4. (s) far along in time; "a man of advanced age" "advanced in years" "a ripe old age" "the ripe age of 90"

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