Today’s word is – “ruminate”
Ruminate [ru·mi·nate ] verb. Pronounced “roo-muh-neyt”
: to think carefully and deeply about something
When you ruminate, it means you are thinking very deeply about something. You’re likely to be so lost in thought that you stare off into space and don’t hear people when they call your name.
Another meaning of ruminate is to “chew the cud,” which can mean “to turn it over and over in your mind.” Or, if you’re a cow, to turn food over and over in your stomachs in order to digest it. Whether you’re a human or a cow, if you ruminate, it will take a LONG time.
Origin – mid 16th century: from Latin ruminat- ‘chewed over,’ from the verb ruminari
Synonyms for ruminate – think about, contemplate, consider, meditate on, muse on, mull over, ponder on/over, deliberate about/on, chew on, puzzle over
Near antonyms for ruminate – disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject
Example sentences from Thesaurus.com
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