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Meaning of RUMINATION

Pronunciation:  r`oomun'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding
  2. [n]  (of ruminants) chewing (the cud); "ruminants have remarkable powers of rumination"
  3. [n]  a calm lengthy intent consideration
 

RUMINATION is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: contemplation, musing, reflection, reflexion, thoughtfulness
 
 See Also: chew, chewing, cogitation, consideration, disgorgement, emesis, introspection, manduction, mastication, meditation, omphaloskepsis, puking, regurgitation, retrospect, self-contemplation, self-examination, speculation, study, vomit, vomiting

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ru`mi*na"tion\, n. [L. ruminatio: cf. F.
rumination.]
1. The act or process of ruminating, or chewing the cud; the
   habit of chewing the cud.

         Rumination is given to animals to enable them at
         once to lay up a great store of food, and afterward
         to chew it.                           --Arbuthnot.

2. The state of being disposed to ruminate or ponder;
   deliberate meditation or reflection.

         Retiring full of rumination sad.      --Thomson.

3. (Physiol.) The regurgitation of food from the stomach
   after it has been swallowed, -- occasionally observed as a
   morbid phenomenon in man.

 

 

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