verb (used without object), ru·mi·nat·ed, ru·mi·nat·ing.
verb (used with object), ru·mi·nat·ed, ru·mi·nat·ing.
Origin of ruminate
Examples from the Web for ruminate
Perceptive fiction has always been a venue for society to ruminate on the moral issues of the day.‘Persecuted’ Is the Christian Right’s Paranoid Wet Dream|Candida Moss|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They post OOTDs (outfits of the day) and ruminate on body positivity.
Constantia had now leisure to ruminate upon her own condition.Ormond, Volume I (of 3)|Charles Brockden Brown
It becomes uneasy, ceases to ruminate, and the respirations are a little hurried.The American Reformed Cattle Doctor|George Dadd
Harassed by fatigue and pain, I had yet power to ruminate on that series of unparalleled events that had lately happened.Edgar Huntley|Charles Brockden Brown
He appeared to ruminate for a few seconds, and my sharp ears caught the words, 'Dear me, dear me!'Sheilah McLeod|Guy Boothby
Uncle David was silent, having all this matter to ruminate upon.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Word Origin for ruminate
1530s, "to turn over in the mind," also "to chew cud" (1540s), from Latin ruminatus, past participle of ruminare "to chew the cud; turn over in the mind," from rumen (genitive ruminis) "gullet," of uncertain origin. Related: Ruminated; ruminating.