ruminatively

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈruːmɪnətɪvlɪ/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ru•mi•nate /ˈruməˌneɪt/USA pronunciation   v.,  -nat•ed, -nat•ing. 
v. 
  1. Zoologyto chew food brought back from the stomach into the mouth, as a ruminant animal does: [no object]ruminating in the pasture.[+ object]to ruminate their food.
  2. to think deeply (about); ponder: [no object]ruminating in his study.[+ object]ruminating the problem.
ru•mi•na•tion /ˌruməˈmeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountablecountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ru•mi•nate  (ro̅o̅mə nāt′),USA pronunciation v.,  -nat•ed, -nat•ing. 
v.i. 
  1. Zoologyto chew the cud, as a ruminant.
  2. to meditate or muse;
    ponder.

v.t. 
  1. to chew again or over and over.
  2. to meditate on;
    ponder.
rumi•nat′ing•ly, adv. 
ru′mi•nation, n. 
rumi•na′tive, adj. 
rumi•na′tive•ly, adv. 
rumi•na′tor, n. 
  • Latin rūminātus (past participle of rūminārī, rūmināre to ruminate), equivalent. to rūmin- (stem of rūmen rumen) + -ātus -ate1
  • 1525–35
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged think, reflect.

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