Ruminate

Definition of Ruminate

Ru´mi`nate
v. i.1.To chew the cud; to chew again what has been slightly chewed and swallowed.
[imp. & p. p. Ruminated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ruminating.]
2.To think again and again; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to reflect.
Apart from the hope of the gospel, who is there that ruminates on the felicity of heaven?
- I. Taylor.
v. t.1.To chew over again.
2.To meditate or ponder over; to muse on.
Mad with desire, she ruminates her sin.
- Dryden.
What I know
Is ruminated, plotted, and set down.
- Shak.
a.1.(Bot.) Having a hard albumen penetrated by irregular channels filled with softer matter, as the nutmeg and the seeds of the North American papaw.

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be abstracted, bite, brood over, champ, chaw, chew, chew over, chew the cud, chew up, chomp, chump, con over, contemplate, crunch, debate, deliberate, deliberate over, deliberate upon, digest, excogitate, gnash, gnaw, grind, gum, introspect, masticate, meditate upon, mouth, mull over, mumble, munch, muse, muse on, muse over, nibble, perpend, play around with, play with, ponder over, reflect over, revolve, roll, ruminate over, run over, scrunch, study, think over, toy with, turn over, weigh
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