ru·mi·nate /ˈruməˌnet/ 不及物動詞
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.
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.
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.
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]