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ruminate

(ro͞o′mə-nāt′)
v. rumi·nated, rumi·nating, rumi·nates
v.intr.
1. To turn a matter over and over in the mind.
2. To chew cud.
v.tr.
To reflect on over and over again.

ru′mi·na′tive adj.
ru′mi·na′tive·ly adv.
ru′mi·na′tor n.

ruminate

(of plant parts) appearing chewed.
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