ruminate

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To chew cud. (Said of ruminants.) Involves regurgitating partially digested food from the rumen

A camel will ruminate just as a cow will.

To meditate or reflect

I didn't answer right away because I needed to ruminate first.

to chew over again, as food previously swallowed and regurgitated
{v} to chew the cud, reflect, muse
To chew over again
reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
Having a hard albumen penetrated by irregular channels filled with softer matter, as the nutmeg and the seeds of the North American papaw
{f} chew cud, regurgitate food and re-chew it; think, meditate, ponder
If you ruminate on something, you think about it very carefully. He ruminated on the terrible wastage that typified American life
chew the cuds; "cows ruminate"
chew the cuds; "cows ruminate
To think again and again; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to reflect
When animals ruminate, they bring food back from their stomach into their mouth and chew it again
To chew the cud; to chew again what has been slightly chewed and swallowed
To meditate or ponder over; to muse on
rumination
Negative cyclic thinking; persistent and recurrent worrying or brooding
rumination
An eating disorder characterized by repetitive regurgitation of small amounts of food from the stomach
rumination
Deep thought or consideration
ruminative
Causing rumination or prone to it; thoughtful
rumination
{n} meditation, reflection, deep study
ruminated
past of ruminate
ruminated
Having a hard albumen penetrated by irregular channels filled with softer matter, as the nutmeg and the seeds of the North American papaw
ruminates
third-person singular of ruminate
ruminating
present participle of ruminate
rumination
The state of being disposed to ruminate or ponder; deliberate meditation or reflection
rumination
The act or process of ruminating, or chewing the cud; the habit of chewing the cud
rumination
Your ruminations are your careful thoughts about something. Many of Vasari's ruminations on the subject are not always to be believed. = thoughts
rumination
{i} act of regurgitating food and re-chewing it, act of chewing cud; thought, reflection, meditation
rumination
a calm lengthy intent consideration
rumination
The regurgitation of food from the stomach after it has been swallowed, occasionally observed as a morbid phenomenon in man
rumination
regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding (of ruminants) chewing (the cud); "ruminants have remarkable powers of rumination
rumination
(of ruminants) chewing (the cud); "ruminants have remarkable powers of rumination"
rumination
The act of ruminating; i.e. chewing cud and other ruminants
rumination
regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding
ruminations
plural of rumination
ruminative
If you are ruminative, you are thinking very deeply and carefully about something. He was uncharacteristically depressed and ruminative. + ruminatively ru·mi·na·tive·ly He smiles and swirls the ice ruminatively around his almost empty glass. thinking deeply and carefully about something
ruminative
{s} reflective, musing on an idea, thoughtful, contemplative; ruminating, chewing the cud
ruminative
Inclined to, or engaged in, rumination or meditation
ruminative
persistently or morbidly thoughtful
ruminatively
meditatively, while thinking deeply, pensively
ruminate
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