Word Of The Week:Ruminate

Ruminate: Verb

IPA Pronunciation: /ˈruːmɪneɪt/

Origin: mid 16th century: from Latin ruminat- ‘chewed over’, from the verb ruminari .


  1. think deeply about something.
  2. to go over in the mind repeatedly and often casually or slowly
  3. to chew repeatedly for an extended period


  1. The question got us ruminating on the real value of wealth.
  2. The man appeared to ruminate over this, until a light broke in on him
  3. He ruminated over the implications of their decision.


think about, contemplate, consider, give thought to, give consideration to, chew over, cogitate, consider.



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