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Ruminate   /rˈumɪnˌeɪt/   Listen

(past & past part. ruminated; pres. part. ruminating)
Chew the cuds.
Reflect deeply on a subject.  Synonyms: chew over, contemplate, excogitate, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, speculate, think over.  "Philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years" , "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"

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"Ruminate" Quotes from Famous Books

... devoting to it from five to eight hours, according as my company or the book I am reading interests me; and I never go to bed without an hour, or half hour's previous reading of something moral, whereon to ruminate in the intervals of sleep. But whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun. I use spectacles at night, but not necessarily in the day, unless in reading small print. My hearing is distinct in particular conversation, but confused when ...
— Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson - Volume I • Thomas Jefferson

Words linked to "Ruminate" :   puzzle, mull over, cogitate, mull, ruminative, excogitate, cerebrate, wonder, consider, theologise, eat, premeditate, chew over, muse, rumen, question, ruminant, rumination, ruminator, theologize, think, meditate, introspect, bethink, study

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