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overripe

[oh-ver-rahyp] /ˈoʊ vərˈraɪp/
adjective
1.
too ripe; more than ripe:
overripe tomatoes.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; over- + ripe
Related forms
overripely, adverb
overripeness, noun
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Examples from the web for overripe
  • The overripe berries show the largest number of compounds detected, with some of them at the highest level of abundance.
  • If you delay harvest until the outside of the fruit starts to soften, the inside will be overripe.
  • But you inhale them whenever you take a whiff of overripe or rotting fruit, wine, or vinegar.
  • And it's shot through with the pleasant flavor of overripe bananas.
  • She'd glimpsed the wallet, tender and overripe as a peach.
  • Instead, this overripe tale of innocence lost has become one of notoriety found.
  • Grey rates a snappy salute in an entertainment package that deserves nothing more than an overripe raspberry.
  • The culture of celebrity and the anorexic look of supermodels are overripe as subjects for parody.
  • Be sure to eat the fruit as soon as possible because overripe persimmons quickly turn to a mushy texture.
  • Disease is favored by cool wet conditions and the presence of overripe fruit or old flower petals.
British Dictionary definitions for overripe

overripe

/ˌəʊvəˈraɪp/
adjective
1.
(of food, cheese, etc) past the usual stage of being ready to eat or use
2.
overused or overly sentimental and emotional: his love songs are overripe ballads
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