Ruminate Definition

ruminated, ruminates, ruminating
ruminated, ruminates, ruminating
To chew (the cud), as a cow does.
Webster's New World
To turn (something) over in the mind; meditate (on)
Webster's New World
To reflect on over and over again.
American Heritage
(botany) Having a hard albumen penetrated by irregular channels filled with softer matter, as the nutmeg and the seeds of the North American papaw.
A ruminate endosperm.

Origin of Ruminate

  • 1533, "to turn over in the mind," also "to chew cud" (1547), from Latin rÅ«minātus, past participle of rÅ«mināre (“to chew the cud, turn over in the mind"), from rÅ«men (“the throat, gullet") (generally ruminis), of uncertain origin.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin rūmināre rūmināt- from rūmen rūmin- throat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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