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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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Indeed, the risk is so high that researchers have suggested that youthful ruminators be targeted for prevention programs.
The vaccine can prevent the FMD in the livestock and ruminators which are killed by the disease every year; of course, some changes are witnessed in these viruses every year and we have produced a new type of vaccine after sampling the new virus," Qadakchi told reporters in Tehran in June.
At the eight-month follow up period, high ruminators actually reported the least distress in the control condition, suggesting that control writing for these people may actually be the beneficial thing," Sbarra said.
However, four men of the seventeenth century, armed with the new technology of the microscope and the privilege of dissection denied previous ruminators, began to discern how the different elements of reproduction looked from the inside.
Used to foraging on the high plains of Peru, Chile and Bolivia where food is sparse, alpacas have evolved into highly efficient ruminators, which keep feed costs to a minimum.
It could give ruminators another thing to worry about, and could increase anxiety rather than alleviate it.
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