ruminate - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/ˈruːmɪneɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyruminate
he/she/itruminates
present participleruminating
past tenseruminated
past participleruminated
  1. 1
    formal to think about something very carefully
  2. 2
    biology if an animal ruminates, it brings food back from its stomach into its mouth and chews it (=breaks it into small pieces with its teeth) a second time
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rumination

 

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/ˌruːmɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [countable/uncountable]
singularrumination
pluralruminations