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meditate

(mĕd′ĭ-tāt′)
v. medi·tated, medi·tating, medi·tates
v.intr.
1.
a. To train, calm, or empty the mind, often by achieving an altered state, as by focusing on a single object, especially as a form of religious practice in Buddhism or Hinduism.
b. To engage in focused thought on scriptural passages or on particular doctrines or mysteries of a religion, especially Christianity.
c. To engage in devotional contemplation, especially prayer.
2. To think or reflect, especially in a calm and deliberate manner.

med′i·ta′tor n.
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