Meaning of ruminate

ru•mi•nate

Pronunciation: (r'mu-nāt"), [key]
— v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to chew the cud, as a ruminant.
  2. to meditate or muse; ponder.
—v.t.
  1. to chew again or over and over.
  2. to meditate on; ponder.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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