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 rumination
What is it about all the rumination, all the anxiety that makes it so hard to sort of stand up for yourself, to yourself?A Q&A with Scott Stossel, Author of ‘My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind’|Jesse Singal|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The images feel like a yearbook of sorts, a rumination on the decade, and on three girls growing up.Craig McDean’s Fashion Muses: Amber Valletta, Kate Moss, and More|Isabel Wilkinson|October 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Published in 2006, the novel is violent and spooky, a rumination on madness and creativity.Remedial Reader: The Essential Stephen King Back List|Jessica Ferri|April 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But Barbara did not flinch; and her mother relapsed into rumination.The Patrician|John Galsworthy
In the fulness of his stomach, he would have answered 'yes,' but restrained himself and his diaphragm after a moment's rumination.
This rumination, which is purely physiological, may suffice to modify convictions or beliefs.Decadence and Other Essays on the Culture of Ideas|Remy de Gourmont
Appetite and rumination may be impaired and followed later or be accompanied at the same time by constipation.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
Eugene would brace himself up and begin to consider, but rumination was not what Summerfield wanted from anyone.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser