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Definition of ruminative adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

ruminative

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈruməˌneɪt̮ɪv//
 
(formal)
 
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tending to think deeply and carefully about things synonym pensive, thoughtful in a ruminative mood
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adverb
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