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Noun: rumination  ,roo-mi'ney-shun
  1. A calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    - contemplation, reflection, reflexion [Brit], musing, thoughtfulness
     
  2. (of ruminants) chewing (the cud)
    "ruminants have remarkable powers of rumination"
     
  3. Regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding

Derived forms: ruminations

Type of: chew, chewing, consideration, disgorgement, emesis, manduction, mastication, puking, regurgitation, vomit, vomiting

Encyclopedia: Rumination