Ruminated
Ruminate Ru"mi*nate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ruminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ruminating}.] [L. ruminatus, p. p. of ruminari, ruminare, fr. rumen, -inis, throat, akin to ructare to belch, erugere to belch out, Gr. ?, AS. roccettan.] 1. To chew the cud; to chew again what has been slightly chewed and swallowed. ``Cattle free to ruminate.'' --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: To think again and again; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to reflect. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

Apart from the hope of the gospel, who is there that ruminates on the felicity of heaven? --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ruminated — Ruminate Ru mi*nate, Ruminated Ru mi*na ted, a. (Bot.) Having a hard albumen penetrated by irregular channels filled with softer matter, as the nutmeg and the seeds of the North American papaw. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ruminated — ru·mi·nate || ruːmɪneɪt v. chew cud, regurgitate food and re chew it; think, meditate, ponder …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ruminated — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ruminate — [[t]ru͟ːmɪneɪt[/t]] ruminates, ruminating, ruminated 1) VERB If you ruminate on something, you think about it very carefully. [FORMAL] [V on/about/over n] He ruminated on the terrible wastage that typified American life... [V on/about/over n]… …   English dictionary

  • ruminate — UK [ˈruːmɪneɪt] / US [ˈrumɪˌneɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms ruminate : present tense I/you/we/they ruminate he/she/it ruminates present participle ruminating past tense ruminated past participle ruminated 1) formal to think about something… …   English dictionary

  • Ruminate — Ru mi*nate, v. t. 1. To chew over again. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To meditate or ponder over; to muse on. [1913 Webster] Mad with desire, she ruminates her sin. Dryden. [1913 Webster] What I know Is ruminated, plotted, and set down. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruminate — Ru mi*nate, Ruminated Ru mi*na ted, a. (Bot.) Having a hard albumen penetrated by irregular channels filled with softer matter, as the nutmeg and the seeds of the North American papaw. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruminate — Ru mi*nate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ruminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ruminating}.] [L. ruminatus, p. p. of ruminari, ruminare, fr. rumen, inis, throat, akin to ructare to belch, erugere to belch out, Gr. ?, AS. roccettan.] 1. To chew the cud; to chew… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruminating — Ruminate Ru mi*nate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ruminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ruminating}.] [L. ruminatus, p. p. of ruminari, ruminare, fr. rumen, inis, throat, akin to ructare to belch, erugere to belch out, Gr. ?, AS. roccettan.] 1. To chew the cud;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ponder — verb (pondered; pondering) Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French ponderer, from Latin ponderare to weigh, ponder, from ponder , pondus weight more at pendant Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to weigh in the mind ; appraise < pondered …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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