(redirected from ripen)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


Denoting progressive oxidation of dye solutions, as in the ripening of hematoxylin solutions to hematein or of methylene blue to azure dyes.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


1. Softening, effacement, and dilation before labor. See: Bishop's score; prostaglandin
2. Maturation of a cataract.

cervical ripening

See: cervical ripening
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
References in periodicals archive ?
Umar Khan Nasar purchasing fruits in Peshawer Morr Bazar, claimed that the outer skin of fruits ripened through illegal means may attracted the customer but in fact it were carrying high acidity and low sugar content.
Some fruit sellers in Lafia, who spoke with NAN, confirmed that the practice of using carbide to ripen fruits was common in most urban settlements.
| BRING THEM INSIDE ONCE the cooler weather has set in, cut off whole trusses of the remaining fruits so you can attempt to ripen them indoors.
||Give them a helping hand Tomato es that are starting to ripen should complete ripening if left at room temperature for up to two weeks, if you store them in newspaper, in a cardboard box, in a dark place between 13-21degC.
Mr Agha acknowledged that fruits should be ripened naturally, adding: 'Not only sunlight but moonlight also plays a vital role in ripening and giving colours to fruits.
However, the process sometimes is intentionally or unintentionally stopped to match production line yield, availability of ripened mangoes, change in type of mangoes, batch rejection, maintenance and cleaning, etc.
"What is the need for the use of banned chemicals to ripen the fruits, which can ripen naturally?" the division bench asked.
This is the only way to quickly ripen the mangoes,"a trader said.
Or, once taken out of storage, they can sometimes be annoyingly slow to ripen.
Remove some of the foliage of tomato plants to give the fruits optimum light levels and the chance to ripen.?
For decades, farmers have repeatedly selected tomatoes that ripen uniformly over ones that ripen at the base of the stem first.