HyperDic: rumination

English > 3 senses of the word rumination:
NOUNcognitionrumination, contemplation, reflection, reflexion, musing, thoughtfulnessa calm, lengthy, intent consideration
actrumination(of ruminants) chewing (the cud)
actruminationregurgitation of small amounts of food
rumination > pronunciation
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > rumination: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA calm, lengthy, intent consideration.
Synonymscontemplation, reflection, reflexion, musing, thoughtfulness
Narrowercogitation, studyattentive consideration and meditation / meditation
introspection, self-contemplation, self-examinationThe contemplation of your own thoughts and desires / desires / desires and conduct
meditation, speculationcontinuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject / subject or series of subjects / subjects of a deep or abstruse nature
meditation(religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)
retrospectcontemplation of things past
BroaderconsiderationThe process of giving careful thought to something
Spanishcavilación, consideración, contemplación, ensimismamiento, especulación, meditación, pensamiento, ponderación, reflexión
Catalancavil·lació, especulació, meditació, pensament, reflexió
Verbsruminatereflect deeply on a subject / subject
English > rumination: 3 senses > noun 2, act
Meaning(of ruminants) chewing (the cud).
Example"ruminants have remarkable powers of rumination"
Broaderchew, chewing, mastication, manductionbiting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
Verbsruminatechew the cuds
English > rumination: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningregurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding.
Broadervomit, vomiting, emesis, regurgitation, disgorgement, pukingThe reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth

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