Ripen vs Maturate - What's the difference?

ripen | maturate |


As verbs the difference between ripen and maturate

is that ripen is to grow ripe; to become mature, as in botany: grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; while maturate is to bring to ripeness or maturity; to ripen.

ripen

English

(Ripening)

Verb

(en verb)
  • to grow ripe; to become mature, as in botany: grain, fruit, flowers, and the like;
  • Grapes ripen in the sun.
  • * 1918 , (John Muir), Steep Trails Chapter XII
  • *:...the desert soil of the Great Basin is as rich in the elements that in rainy regions rise and ripen into food as that of any other State in the Union.
  • To approach or come to perfection.
  • To cause to mature; to make ripe; as, the warm days ripened the corn.
  • To mature; to fit or prepare; to bring to perfection; as, to ripen the judgment.
  • When faith and love, which parted from thee never, Had ripined thy iust soul to dwell with God. --Milton.

    Derived terms

    * ripening

    maturate

    English

    Verb

    (maturat)
  • To bring to ripeness or maturity; to ripen.
  • * Fuller
  • A tree may be maturated artificially.
  • To promote the perfect suppuration of (an abscess).
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