rumination meaning

Pronunciation:   "rumination" in a sentence
Noun: rumination  `roomu'neyshun
  1. A calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    - contemplation, reflection, reflexion [Brit], musing, thoughtfulness 
  2. (of ruminants) chewing (the cud)
    "ruminants have remarkable powers of rumination" 
  3. Regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding

Derived forms: ruminations

See also: ruminate

Type of: chew, chewing, consideration, disgorgement, emesis, manduction, mastication, puking, regurgitation, vomit, vomiting

Encyclopedia: Rumination

n : the act or process of ruminating:
a : the act or process of regurgitating and chewing again previously swallowed food
b : obsessive or abnormal reflection upon an idea or deliberation over a choice


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