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ruminate

ru·mi·nate

ruminate

 
 
pronunciation:
ru mih neIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: ruminated, ruminates, ruminating
definition 1: to chew a cud.
similar words:
bite, chew, masticate, munch
definition 2: to think at length; meditate.
They were waiting for an answer but he needed more time to ruminate on the matter.
synonyms:
cogitate, contemplate, meditate, mull, muse, ponder, reflect, think
similar words:
brood, cerebrate, consider, deliberate, dwell, speculate, study
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to consider or think about at length; ponder.
synonyms:
cogitate, consider, contemplate, deliberate, mull, ponder, think
similar words:
cerebrate, chew, meditate, study
definition 2: to chew again, as a cud.
similar words:
bite, chew, masticate, munch
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derivations: ruminative (adj.), ruminatingly (adv.), ruminatively (adv.), rumination (n.), ruminator (n.)