ruminate

(redirected from ruminator)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms.

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.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Ruminator Books has been in financial trouble most of 2003, in November they held an online auction of memorabilia donated by authors that attracted bids of up to USD500 per item, which raised enough money for the store to pay its rent, reports Publishers Weekly.
Ruminator's Marketing director believes that bids could go as high as USD1000 for some items.
INTRUSIVE THOUGHTS - sufferers are sometimes referred to as 'obsessors' or 'ruminators'
Evidence suggest rumination constitutes a response to negative mood (Rippere 1977), and can be perceived by ruminators as a potential way to solve their problems (Wells and Matthews 1994), although it most often exacerbates negative mood, impairs concentration, and problem-solving tasks (Lyubomirsky and Tkach 2004).
But as research led by the late Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, PhD, of Yale University and colleagues consistently showed, ruminators rarely problem-solve their troubling thoughts away or even distance them effectively.
"Thanks for sharing that": Ruminators and their social support networks.
WORCESTER -- Women aren't cows, but many are master ruminators.
"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.