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Definition of ruminate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

ruminate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈruməˌneɪt//
 
[intransitive, transitive] ruminate (on/over/about something) + speech (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ruminate
 
he / she / it ruminates
 
past simple ruminated
 
-ing form ruminating
 
 
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to think deeply about something synonym ponder
NAmE//ˌruməˈneɪʃn//
 
noun [countable, uncountable]
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