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English definition of “ruminate”

ruminate

verb [I] uk   /ˈruː.mɪ.neɪt/ us  

ruminate verb [I] (THINK)

formal to think carefully and for a long period about something: She ruminated for weeks about whether to tell him or not.

ruminate verb [I] (EAT)

specialized biology (of particular types of animal) to bring up food from the stomach and chew it again
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