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Definition of ruminate:

  1. Alt. of Ruminated
  2. To chew over again.
  3. To chew the cud; to chew again what has been slightly chewed and swallowed.
  4. To meditate or ponder over; to muse on.
  5. To think again and again; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to reflect.


chew over, chew, deliberate, reflect, excogitate, think, ponder, invent, contrive, reverberate, masticate, revolve, weigh, formulate, mull, think out, study, suppose, cogitate, shine, regurgitate, job, excogotate, mull over, think through, theorize, muse, theorise, hypothesise, devise, turn over, consider, thoughts, contemplate, conjecture, forge, think over, hypothecate, hypothesize, meditate, entertain, speculate.

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