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Rumination   /rˌumɪnˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Rumination

noun
1.
A calm, lengthy, intent consideration.  Synonyms: contemplation, musing, reflection, reflexion, thoughtfulness.
2.
(of ruminants) chewing (the cud).
3.
Regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding.






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"Rumination" Quotes from Famous Books



... the partition and a sound of chairs scraping the floor. Patsy slid out the door and flew down the stairs at the imminent danger of breaking her neck. James was seated in the buggy outside, engaged in rumination. ...
— Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work • Edith Van Dyne



Words linked to "Rumination" :   disgorgement, self-contemplation, mastication, manduction, chewing, retrospect, cogitation, chew, introspection, emesis, speculation, study, vomit, consideration, ruminate, vomiting, self-examination, meditation, puking, regurgitation



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