A Word A Day : Ruminate
( Verb ) Ruminate
Word of 21st July 2007: A Word A Day-Ruminate
(ROO muh NATE): to contemplate, to ponder, to mull over
• This word Ruminate
comes from a Latin word meaning to chew cud. Cows, sheep and other cud-chewing animals are called ruminants
is to quietly chew on or ponder your own thoughts.
• The teacher's comment about the causes of weather set me to ruminate
about what a nice day it was and to wishing that I were outside.
• The very old man spent his last days ruminating
about death and eating box after boxes of vanilla wafers.
• An act of ruminating
is called rumination
• Serge was a very private man. He kept his ruminations
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