HyperDic: ruminate

English > 2 senses of the word ruminate:
VERBconsumptionruminatechew the cuds
cognitionruminate, chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, speculatereflect deeply on a subject / subject
ruminate > pronunciation
Soundsruw'mihney.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > ruminate: 2 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaningchew the cuds.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelThe animals ruminate
Example"cows ruminate"
CategoryruminantAny of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
Broadereattake in solid food
Spanishrumiar
Adjectivesruminantrelated to or characteristic of animals of the suborder Ruminantia or any other animal that chews a cud
Nounsrumenthe first compartment of the stomach of a ruminant
ruminantany of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
rumination(of ruminants) chewing (the cud)
English > ruminate: 2 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningReflect deeply on a subject / subject.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymschew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, speculate
NarrowerbethinkConsider or ponder something carefully
cogitateConsider carefully and deeply
introspectReflect on one's own thoughts and feelings
premeditateThink or reflect beforehand or in advance
puzzleBe uncertain about
study, considerGive careful consideration to
theologize, theologisemake theoretical speculations about theology or discuss theological subjects
wonder, questionplace in doubt or express doubtful speculation
Broaderthink, cogitate, cerebrateUse or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
Spanishcavilar, considerar, especular, meditar, ponderar, reflexionar, rumiar
Catalanespecular, meditar, ponderar, reflexionar, rumiar
Adjectivesruminativedeeply or seriously thoughtful
Nounsruminationa calm, lengthy, intent consideration
ruminatora reflective thinker characterized by quiet contemplation

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