force-ripen

force-ripen
/ˈfɔs-raɪpən/ (say 'faws-ruypuhn)

verb (t)
to cause (prematurely picked fruit) to become ripe, as by storing them in particular gases, in warm temperatures, etc.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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