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after-ripening

af·ter-rip·en·ing
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [af-ter, ahf- rahy-puh n]
    • /ˈæf tər, ˈɑf- ˈraɪ pən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [af-ter, ahf- rahy-puh n]
    • /ˈæf tər, ˈɑf- ˈraɪ pən/

Definitions of after-ripening word

  • noun after-ripening the period of internal change that is necessary in some apparently mature seeds before germination can occur 3
  • noun after-ripening biochemical or physical changes that occur in a dormant seed to ensure germination and in fruits after harvesting. 1
  • noun after-ripening the period during which this occurs. 1

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Origin of after-ripening

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-45

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Parts of speech for After-ripening

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

after-ripening popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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