IPA Pronunciation: /ˈruːmɪneɪt/
Origin: mid 16th century: from Latin ruminat- ‘chewed over’, from the verb ruminari .
- think deeply about something.
- to go over in the mind repeatedly and often casually or slowly
- to chew repeatedly for an extended period
- The question got us ruminating on the real value of wealth.
- He ruminated over the implications of their decision.
think about, contemplate, consider, give thought to, give consideration to, chew over, cogitate, consider.