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Verb: ruminate  'roo-mi,neyt
  1. Chew the cuds
    "cows ruminate"
  2. Think deeply about a subject or question over a period of time
    "The scientist must stop to observe and start to ruminate";
    - chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, speculate

Derived forms: ruminates, ruminated, ruminating

Type of: cerebrate, cogitate, eat, think

Encyclopedia: Ruminate