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unripe

[uhn-rahyp] /ʌnˈraɪp/
adjective
1.
not ripe; immature; not fully developed:
unripe fruit.
2.
too early; premature.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English unrype, Old English unrīpe. See un-1, ripe
Related forms
unripely, adverb
unripeness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for un ripe

unripe

/ʌnˈraɪp/
adjective
1.
not fully matured
2.
not fully prepared or developed; not ready
3.
(obsolete) premature or untimely
Derived Forms
unripeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un ripe

unripe

adj.

Old English unripe "premature" (in reference to death), from un- (1) "not" + ripe. Meaning "immature, not fully developed (of fruit, etc.) is recorded from mid-13c. Cf. Middle Dutch onrijp, Old High German unrifi, German unreif.

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