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English definition of “ruminate”

ruminate

verb [I] (THINK)    /ˈruː.mɪ.neɪt/ formal
to think carefully and for a long period about something: She ruminated for weeks about whether to tell him or not.Thinking and contemplating
(Definition of ruminate verb (THINK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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