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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ru·mi·nate /ˈruməˌnet/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ru·mi·nate /ˈruməˌnet/ 不及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ru·mi·nate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ruminated p. pr. & vb. n. Ruminating.]
 1. To chew the cud; to chew again what has been slightly chewed and swallowed. “Cattle free to ruminate.”
 2. Fig.: To think again and again; to muse; to meditate;  to ponder; to reflect.
    Apart from the hope of the gospel, who is there that ruminates on the felicity of heaven?   --I. Taylor.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ru·mi·nate v. t.
 1. To chew over again.
 2. Fig.: To meditate or ponder over; to muse on.
    Mad with desire, she ruminates her sin.   --Dryden.
 What I know
 Is ruminated, plotted, and set down.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ru·mi·nate 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: chew the cuds; "cows ruminate"
      2: reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of
         the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the
         question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist
         must stop to observe and start to excogitate" [syn: chew
         over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate,
          muse, reflect, mull, mull over, speculate]